This Arts Council funded multimedia project is based on Andrew Bovell’s epic environmental play. The production is being made with Red Dog theatre company for touring from Autumn 2018.
WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
First work-in-progress was presented at University of Gloucestershire on April 5 2018
Void is collaborating with Red Dog Theatre on a multimedia production of Andrew Bovell’s epic postmodern play, When the Rain Stops Falling.
Funded by Arts Council England and the University of Gloucestershire Being Human Research centre the production will use multiple video projections and soundscapes to create an immersive interpretation of this contemporary Australian play.
Set in England in the recent past and Australia in the near future the events of this ground breaking new play are played out against a world overwhelmed by climate change. The weather is an ever present force – ranging from consistent rain and storms to snow on Uluru.
Liz Swift, co-director of the project, worked with musician/ composer, Simon Turner, video designer Tom Newton, and 6 actors from Red Dog to develop the project through an initial Research and Development phase during March/ April 2018. Video mapping, immersive techniques and acoustic/ electronic surround-sound were explored in creating the multiple environments of the play.