The Rain That Washes at Leicester Square Theatre Lounge
Chickenshed presents The Rain That Washes, written by Dave Carey from interviews with Christopher Maphosa on growing up in Zimbabwe, opens at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, 20 Sep 2012, following previews from 17 Sep - running to 6 Oct 2012.
Directed by Kieran Fay, designed by Yukiko Tsukamoto, lighting by Andrew Caddies. Performed by Ashley Maynard.
Christopher Maphosa grew up in an apartheid-controlled South Africa and became part of the revolutionary force trying to overthrow the regime of Ian Smith in collapsing colonial Rhodesia. As the struggle becomes more political and the response more repressive, Maphosa is sent to Bulgaria to be educated, and returns to quite a different country to the one he left behind. By turns humorous and intensely shocking, performer Ashley Maynard enacts Christopher’s extraordinary story and the characters of the allies that accompanied him.