“Two people, trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet.”
Over the span of June and July this year, Bearfoot Theatre are sending a diverse team of six young LGBTQIA+ emerging artists to tour an original work from Newcastle to the Central Coast, Sydney and Melbourne!
I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid-experimental theatre piece which explores identity, our perceived realities and the effects of trauma.
Young emerging artist, Nicholas Thoroughgood, has written a sophisticated play, which places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they are- in fact, they can't recall anything about their lives at all. Small boxes appear sporadically- containing objects which trigger memories for them both and gradually their significant life stories are remembered and painfully explored.
Playwright: Nicholas Thoroughgood
Producer/Director: Riley McLean
Stage Manager: Tyler Atcheson
Cast: Daniel Cottier, Cassie Hamilton, Nicholas Thoroughgood and Zoe Walker.
Although all four actors appear in every performance, they alternate roles- taking it in turn to play the leading characters. There are four possible combinations to see with a unique experience each time.
Wed 26th June 7pm- CAST: Nicholas Thoroughgood & Cassie Hamilton
Thurs 27th June 7pm- CAST: Nicholas Thoroughgood & Daniel Cottier
Fri 28th June 7pm- CAST: Zoe Walker & Daniel Cottier
Sat 29th June 2pm- CAST: Nicholas Thoroughgood & Daniel Cottier
Sat 29th June 7pm- CAST: Zoe Walker & Cassie Hamilton
Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Warnings: Strobe lights, loud noises and mature themes including language, violence, sex, assault and suicide.