When the Rain Stops Falling cast update at Almeida


When the Rain Stops Falling cast update at Almeida

Casting has been confirmed for the European premiere of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 21 May 2009, following previews from 14 May - running to 4 July 2009

Directed by Michael Attenborough , the cast includes Naomi Bentley, Simon Burke, Jonathan Cullen, Lisa Dillon, Richard Hope, Tom Mison, Phoebe Nicholls, Leah Purcell, Sargon Yelda. .

It is designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Colin Grenfell, sound by Paul Arditti .

An epic play spanning four generations and two continents, When The Rain Stops Falling moves from the claustrophobia of a 1950’s London flat to the windswept coast of Southern Australia and into the heart of the Australian desert. When The Rain Stops Falling weaves together a series of interconnected stories, as seven people confront their mysteries of the past in order to understand their future, revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on, until finally, well into the future, as the desert is inundated with rain, one young man finds the courage to defy the legacy.

The cast's London stage credits include...

Naomi Bentley: "Out of the Fog" (Almeida); "Burn, Chatroom and Citizenship" (National Theatre).

Simon Burke: "The Sound of Music" (London Palladium), "Out of the Blue" (Shaftesbury), "Phantom of the Opera" ( Her Majesty’s Theatre).

Jonathan Cullen :"The Stone" (Royal Court); "Equus (Gielgud), "Market Boy" and "Albert Speer" (National Theatre),

Lisa Dillon: "Period of Adjustment" and "Hedda Gabler" (Almeida); "Under the Blue Sky" (Duke of York’s); "Present Laughter" (National Theatre); "The Master Builder" Albery).

Richard Hope: "The Hour We Know Nothing of Each Other", "A Prayer for Owen Meany", "War and Peace", "Pravda" and "Hamlet" all for the National Theatre.

Tom Mison: "Hedda" (Gate Theatre); "The Living Unknown Soldier" and "Les Enfants Du Paradis" for the Arcola Theatre, "Hamlet" (Old Vic)

Phoebe Nicholls "Waste" (Almeida);"The Vortex" (Apollo); "Three Women and a Piano Tuner" (Hampstead); "Hysteria" (Royal Court); "An Inspector Calls" and "Pravda" for the National Theatre.

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