So, what if it were really happening? What if we only had just one last chance, to follow our dreams and make things right? Would it even matter at the end? Phillip Herd’s Rain Falling on the Abattoir takes the audience into another realm.
A separate Epoch where Glen is terrified, Emmylou departs to follow her dreams and Molly is making Clayton’s come true. When Arthur arrives, with tidings of change, will anyone have the courage to leave?
Rain Falling on the Abattoir was the winner of CAT’s Summer Reading 2022 where it was selected to be produced by Cracked Actors due to the extraordinary response it drew from audiences.
“Over three years we have pressure tested over seventy new plays live at CAT, but we have never seen an audience respond the way they did to this one,” said Matthew Richard Walsh.
“There is a deep connection between what Phil has written and what we have all just been through and yet the dreaded ‘C’ word doesn’t even get a mention.”
“It is full of the side-splitting humour that accompanies catastrophe and demonstrates the resilience of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances,” said Walsh.
As we enter a new era Rain Falling On the Abattoir captures the hope of the next generation.
Director: Matthew Richard Walsh | Featuring: Shylie Arzouan, Alex Jackson, Nicholas Matters, Nicola De Rosbo-Davies, Luke Styles | Set & Production Designer: Sarah Yeung | Lighting Designer: David Silvester | Assistant Director: Daniel Cook | Writer: Phillip Herd
Rain Falling on the Abattoir
Cracked Actors Theatre – Power House on the Lake, 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
Season: 15 – 26 June 2022
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Image: The Cast of Rain Falling on the Abattoir – photo by Dane Creative Media