When The Rain Stops Falling 2012

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WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

BY ANDREW BOVELL

Directed by Terri Brabon

6 – 16 June 2012 Proudly supported by

STRIVE HEALTH AND PHYSIOTHERAPY


– A History Formed in 2010, THEATREiNQ was born of the desire to save Townsville’s annual Shakespeare Under the Stars event. The company is driven by Director/Actor Terri Brabon, Actor/Producer Brendan O’Connor and the Executive Committee of Lorna Hempstead, Ray Dickson and Bernie Lanigan. In the space of just two years, THEATREiNQ have produced two record seasons of outdoor Shakespeare (Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor); produced a sell-­‐out season of COSI by Louis Nowra in a new “Wizardz of Aus” Series designed to complement local education programs; produced an award-­‐winning exhibition of Company Photographer, Chrissy Maguire’s work entitled “BREAK A LEG”; conducted a workshops series that reached over 150 people in the Townsville region and Terri & Brendan were awarded the Jean-­‐Pierre Voos Theatre Award at the Townsville City Council Arts Awards in 2012. In 2012, THEATREiNQ have rebranded and formed an exciting residency program with Townsville’s professional dance company, Dancenorth within their historic School of Arts Building. Along with this season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, the company will produce the 17th Shakespeare Under the Stars, KING LEAR in Queens Gardens in September. In addition to the production schedule, THEATREiNQ is dedicated to the professional development of regional theatre and its artists, hosting a unique programme for emerging performers, THE BRIDGE PROJECT and Public Workshops with both local and invited industry professionals.


WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

CAST

Henry Law (60’s London)…………..……Brendan O’Connor Elizabeth Law (60’s London)…...…..................Terri Brabon

FAMILY TREE Henry m Elizabeth Law Law

Elizabeth Law (1988 London)...............Beth Honeycombe

Gabriel Law, her son (1988 London).......Daniel Mulvihill

Gabrielle m Joe York Ryan

Gabriel Law

Gabrielle York (1988 Australia)………......Madeleine Dyer

Gabriel York

Joe Ryan (2013 Adelaide)..………………….....Brian Edmond

Andrew Price

Gabrielle York (2013 Adelaide)…………..……Lisa Edmond Gabriel York (2039 Adelaide)………….Brendan O’Connor

Andrew Price (2039 Alice Springs)……...Daniel Mulvihill

SYNOPSIS

Gabriel Law can’t remember his father, Henry and his mother refuses to speak of him. Gabriel’s search takes him to Australia where he falls in love and uncovers a painful family secret. Told both from the past and the future, the story follows generations of the Law family, suffering from a past long hidden. What did Henry do? Where did he go? Why did Gabrielle marry Joe? What happened to Gabriel? Why are fish falling from the sky? Who will have the courage to stop the rain from falling?

How well do you know your parents?


The Production Team…

Director .................................................................................................... Terri Brabon Director’s Assistant ............................................................................... Kellie Esling Stage Manager ............................................................................. Arminelle Fleming Assistant Stage Manager ............................................. Amba-­‐Crystal Pummeroy Multi-­‐Media Design .............................................................................. Terri Brabon Multi-­‐Media Consultants ................................................................... Jepson Media Composer ............................................................................................... Kerry Muzzey Lighting & Set Design/Construction .................................... Brendan O’Connor Sound Design .......................................................................................... Terri Brabon Costume Design ................................................................................... Kathy Brabon Props Manager ..................................................................................... Susan Brabon Programme & Graphic Design ................................................ Anne-­‐Marie Smith The Bridge Project (Production Assistant) .......................................... Jayden Popik The Bridge Project (Production Assistant) ....................................... Joanne Renton The Bridge Project (Production Assistant) ............................... Brittany Santariga The Bridge Project (Stage Management Assistant) .................... James Thomasson The Bridge Project (Stage Management Assistant) ..... Badaidilaga Maftuh-­‐Flynn The Bridge Project (State Management Assistant) .................................. Sarah Murr The Bridge Project (Set & Lighting Assistant) .................................. Joseph Hallows The Bridge Project (Costume & Props Assistant) ......................... Cameron Hooper JCU Secondment ........................................................................... Emma Lamberton JCU Secondment ..................................................................................... Sarah Burnie

Honorary Administrator ..................................... Lorna Hempstead Sponsorship/Advertising ............................................... Ray Dickson Sponsorship .................................................................. Bernie Lanigan Public Relations ....................... Heidi Hatherell (Crystal Clear PR) Web Manager .............................................................. George Lummis Company Photographer .......................................... Chrissy Maguire

"Licensed Content Stock Footage provided by various artists through Pond5.com and Wikimedia Commons.com"


TERRI BRABON Elizabeth Law (younger)

Born and bred in Ayr, Terri began her career at TROPIC LINE THEATRE under the direction of the late Jean-Pierre Voos. As the Artistic Director of THEATREiNQ, Terri has directed THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, COSI & RICHARD III for the company. As an actress with the AUSTRALIAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, her roles include Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, the Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET, Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT, Grumio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, Elizabeth in RICHARD III, Adriana in COMEDY OF ERRORS and Lady Macbeth in MACBETH. TV and Commercial credits include McDONALDS, KRAFT, NEIGHBOURS, UNDERBELLY and the upcoming feature film JOHN DOE. Terri was awarded the Jean-Pierre Voos Theatre Award at the Townsville City Council Arts Awards in 2012.

MADELEINE DYER Gabrielle York (younger)

Madeleine grew up in Townsville performing in many local productions. You may know her from such past musicals ANNIE, CABARET and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, to name a few. She left Townsville to complete her acting degree at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and continued south to Sydney. Apart from reprising her role as a Kit Kat Dancer again in CABARET in Sydney and getting into some film work, she continued her studies, more so behind the camera, at the INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOL, where she began to harness her skills as a TV comedy writer/producer. Madeleine is delighted to be back on stage in her hometown in an amazing play, with a cast and crew of amazing people to boot!

LISA EDMOND Gabrielle York (older)

BRIAN EDMOND Joe Ryan

Lisa trained in acting at the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Bachelor of Theatre, and appeared in many shows including CONFUSIONS, PEER GYNT, LADY AUDLEY’S SECRET, WAITING FOR GODOT, FALLING FROM GRACE (USQ), DIRTY DICK’S THEATRE RESTAURANT (Britannia Inn), THE WHITE DEVIL and THE SEAGULL (TROCADERO PRODUCTIONS) and THE LEGEND OF KING O’MALLEY (ON GIANTS’ SHOULDERS). Lisa was last seen on stage as the saucy Lucy in AVENUE Q (TCOS) and the very Scottish Mrs Pearce in MY FAIR LADY (TCOS). Although a fan for some time, this is Lisa’s first production with Terri Brabon and THEATREiNQ. It is truly an honour to be involved with this fantastic ensemble cast, wonderful company and powerful and beautiful play. Brian has worked as a professional actor and director in Brisbane. His directing credits include GUYS AND DOLLS, BRIGADOON, OKLAHOMA!, GREASE, THE LEGEND OF KING O’MALLEY, AWAY, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, MILL FIRE, and HOLY DAYS to name a few and also ran his own theatre company in Brisbane - ON GIANTS’ SHOULDERS. In Townsville, he has directed the critically acclaimed MY FAIR LADY (TCOS) and most recently HAIR (NQOMT). As an actor, Brian has appeared with the QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY, LA BOITE, MIXED COMPANY and TROCADERO PRODUCTIONS and, in Townsville as Patsy in SPAMALOT (TCOS) and The Governor in BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (NQOMT). Brian is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work on this extraordinary play with Terri and Brendan and THEATREiNQ. Our ensemble has been great to work with and I have relished the challenge of bringing Joe Ryan to life.

BETH HONEYCOMBE Elizabeth Law (older)

Beth has played principal roles in 47 plays, operas and musicals. Some of her favourites are A TOAST TO MELBA, a Townsville Summer Stock production; Burdekin’s LES MISERABLES, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, NUNSENSE, touring Queensland & the Northern with Brisbane’s TN!THEATRE COMPANY’S THE ELECTRIC MIKADO; TROPIC LINE’S OUTSIDE LIVES that also toured Queensland; A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a Civic Theatre initiative for The Smith Family; Flora in LA TRAVIATA and NQOMT’s MAN OF LA MANCHA. Beth has worked on previous productions with this company in COSI and RICHARD III. She is delighted to be a member of the THEATREiNQ team, working on this gripping Australian play.

DANIEL MULVIHILL Gabriel Law / Andrew

BRENDAN O’CONNOR Henry Law / Gabriel York

Daniel graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts Majoring in Acting in 2008. His Theatre credits include: 25 DOWN (QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY/Premiers Drama award winning play 2009), BAD JAZZ (DARLINGHURST THEATRE/SQUARE THE CIRCLE co-production 2009), TOY SYMPHONY (QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY/STATE THEATRE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA co-production and Australian Tour 2009/2010), FURIOUS ANGELS (METRO ARTS Brisbane Independents 2010). TV/Film/Commercial credits include: FANTASTIC FURNITURE, VODAFONE, and will be seen on HOME & AWAY later this year. Recurring guest in ABC drama series, DEVILS DUST, the TV Comedy Pilot THE CHURCH and the short film DESPERATE STATE OF AFFAIR. He is a proud member of MEAA and honoured to be a part of WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING. Brendan was lucky enough to work with Jean-Pierre Voos for 6 years as a founding member of TROPIC LINE. His experience with J-P has shaped the way Brendan views acting and the world. He has spent the past 16 years with the AUSTRALIAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY under the direction of Glenn Elston. Roles include the title role in RICHARD III, Sir Toby in TWELFTH NIGHT, Puck and Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Petrucchio in TAMING OF THE SHREW and Dromio in COMEDY OF ERRORS. TV/Film credits include NEIGHBOURS, STINGERS, BLUE HEELERS, CRASH/BURN, THE EXTRA and NED KELLY and campaigns for MITRE 10, RACQ and CAMPBELL’S SOUP. Brendan is an Associate Producer for THEATREiNQ and featured in our productions of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, COSI & RICHARD III. Brendan was the recipient of the Jean-Pierre Voos Theatre Award at the Townsville City Council Arts Awards in 2012.


From the Director…

When this play first premiered in 2008 and then toured the capital cities, I remember being intrigued by the passionate following it received by all who saw it. I missed the Melbourne season as I was in Townsville at the time, however I bought myself a copy last year and could not put it down. To say "I love this play" is a desperate understatement. When the Rain Stops Falling is quite simply the most important piece of Australian Theatre written in recent history and it gives me great pleasure to bring it to life and give North Queensland audiences a chance to see this haunting play. I have been blessed with an extraordinary ensemble and Kerry Muzzey’s heart-­‐breaking score, making this a very special journey for us all.

Brendan and I would like to dedicate this production to the courageous "Andrew'" in the story of our lives; Bob Brabon & Gerry O'Connor. Both of these men had the courage to be better father's than the example they were shown. We are honoured and proud to call you "Dad".

We cannot change the past, but we share a responsibility to the future. And there is no better time to start, than now.

xxx Terri

MUSICAL SCORE by Kerry Muzzey from the albums "Hole in The Paper Sky", "Cinematica", "Trailer Music 2" and "Home Movies 2". All albums are available on iTunes. Follow Kerry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kerry-­‐Muzzey/27102582728

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

Nita Vasilescue Graham Wheeler John Honeycombe The Brabon Family Arch & Aileen Brabon (Brabon Grading) Robert Esling (Townsville Tops & Finishes) Townsville Choral Society Everyone at Dancenorth Townsville City Council Ian & Joelle Fleming

Joshua Smith Andre Reynaud Victor Blakey Thomas Roach Sandra Neal Finn Buckle Sonia Warrell Alex Hons Eric Blythe Mary Lamberton

We are so very grateful for the continued support of the Townsville community and in particular, our volunteers and the THEATREiNQ family. You know who you are….and so do we…..xxx


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WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING BY ANDREW BOVELL

Directed by Terri Brabon

3-­‐4 August 2012

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LEAR