When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell

4th to 19th March, 2022
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre

When The Rain Stops Falling

by Andrew Bovell

Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. And it still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days and Gabriel knows something is wrong.

Fifty years earlier his grandfather, Henry Law predicts that fish will fall from the sky heralding a great flood which will end life on earth as we know it.

In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humour and hope, as the past plays out into the future.

“When the Rain Stops Falling will become an Australian classic.” – West Australian


Based on the play WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au).

Fri 4 March 2022 at 8pm
Sat 5 March 2022 at 2pm and 8pm
Fri 11 March 2022 at 8pm
Sat 12 March 2022 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 13 March 2022 at 2pm
Fri 18 March 2022 at 8pm
Sat 19 March 2022 at 2pm and 8pm

The run time is approx 130 minutes with no interval.

Production Team

Director: Peter Scrine
Set Designer: David Thomas
Sounds & Visual Design: McKenzee Scrine
Light Design: Lachlan O’Dea
Stage Manager: Laura Whalan
Wardrobe: Nyla Collis
Properties: Marie Mitchell-Stanley
Music Composition: Finn Bradfield


Henry Law – Darryl Bryant
Elizabeth (younger) – Melanie Ringer
Elizabeth (older) – Fran Curtis
Gabriel Law/Andrew Price – Jack Michel
Gabrielle (younger) – Alana Maclean-Dowling
Gabrielle (older) – Domanique Geerling
Joe Ryan – Kerry Dowling
Gabriel York – Will Madden

When the Rain Stops Falling covers some very adult themes, including sexual references.  It is recommended for audiences aged 15+.

The show features some flashing light effects and smoke haze.

Adults $35
Concessions (Pensioners/Seniors) and Members $30
Groups of 10 or more $30
Youth (17 years & under) $20