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I hope it's not raining in London - Touring Production

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Two strangers in a mysterious room…
Theatre, play, I hope it's not raining in london, bearfoot theatre, youth, actors
Photo courtesy of Riley McLean


Theatre, play, I hope it's not raining in london, barefoot theatre, youth, actors
Photo courtesy of Riley McLean

After a successful premiere in July last year, a new cast will tour the play I hope it's not raining in London in Sydney and Melbourne, and some regional venues this June and July.

An original work by Nicholas Thoroughgood, and production by the youth managed, not for profit Bearfoot Theatre, this hour long show has been described as reminiscint of Beckett and Sartre. The contemporary, hybrid-experimental theatre piece
places two strangers together in a mysterious room with no knowledge of where they are or who they are. The experiences that shape us are slowly revealed and explored, as the characters gain memories triggered by the arrival of mysterious shoe boxes.

In an interesting take on an ensemble cast, all four actors will alternate roles each performance, taking turns to play the leading characters, so if you've seen it already, it will differ on a return visit.

Theatre, play, I hope it's not raining in london, barefoot theatre, youth, actors
Photo courtesy of Riley McLean


The tour will start in Sydney at PACT theatre (26 -29 July) and then return briefly to Newcastle at The Creative Arts Space for a return season (4-5 July) before heading to Victoria with performances at the Butterfly Club (8-13 July), The Frankston Arts Centre (19 July) and the Burrinja Cultural Centre (20th July). Tickets can be purchased here.

There is an early bird price for the Sydney dates if you book before the 29th May so it's worthwhile getting in quickly.

Please note this play contains strong language, adult themes, violence and suicidal references. Suitable for ages 14

"A play full of heart. And blood. So much blood." Vanessa Bates (Playwright)
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Why? Entertaining and intriguing evening at the theatre
Cost: Varies on location from $30.
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