|I Hope it's Not Raining in London|
In June/July this year, a team of young artists will be touring from Newcastle to Tuggerah, Sydney and Melbourne! I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid-experimental theatre piece which sets out to explore our perceived realities and the effects of trauma.
Young emerging artist, Nicholas Thoroughgood, has written a sophisticated short play, which places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they are currently existing and how they got there- and the newest to arrive has no memories whatsoever. Small boxes appear sporadically- containing objects which trigger memories for them both and gradually their significant life stories are remembered and painfully explored.
IHINRIL was originally produced by Bearfoot Theatre in July 2018, with a cast including Nicholas Thoroughgood, Cassie Hamilton, Taylor Reece and Jack Twelvetree. This production was nominated for 3 City of Newcastle Drama Association Awards: Best New Work, Best Ensemble and Best Direction.
The script has since been developed and two of the performers recast. Although all four actors appear in every performance, they alternate roles- taking in turn to play the leading characters, There are four possible combinations to see with a unique experience each time!
Playwright: Nicholas Thoroughgood
Venue: The Butterfly Club (Carson Place, off Little Collins St (between Swanston & Elizabeth) in the Melbourne CBD)