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Will the rain fall down?????

by Sam on March 22, 2011

Having finished a really lovely run at The Young Vic, the show went back out on tour to mac in Birmingham, a vibrant venue with great things happening all over the building. What is so scary about this show is that despite the huge amount of work from our brilliant technical team who rebuild the set [...]

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Behind the scenes of And the Rain Falls Down there’s some technical trickery… and lots of plumbing… that goes into making the show work. Ali, Sam and Beth talk about the process of designing, building and running the set and technical effects in And the Rain Falls Down.

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Read a selection of reviews for And the Rain Falls Down

March 4, 2011

“Terrific fun.” … “Visually stunning, gentle and balletic.” … “Like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Adults and children alike loved it.” … “Beautifully crisp and giddily enthusiastic.” … “A brilliant piece of theatre.” Find out who’s saying what about And the Rain Falls Down on our Reviews page. You can read some of our audience’s [...]

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First Performances at The Young Vic

February 25, 2011

Today saw two successful previews of And The Rain Falls Down at The Young Vic theatre in London, where Fevered Sleep are based as an associate company. Amongst the laughs, sighs and shrieks of delight, here are some of the things that children were heard saying during the performance: It’s going to rain The water! [...]

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Designing And the Rain Falls Down

February 24, 2011

Just before And the Rain Falls Down opened at the Young Vic, David Harradine, artistic director of Fevered Sleep and co-designer of the show, took a moment to talk about the challenges and joys of designing a show that relies on 40 gallons of water doing what it’s told.

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Reflecting on Rehearsals

February 24, 2011

Now that the show is up and running, it’s great to see the fruits of rehearsal labour flourishing, and reflect on everything I’ve gained from my experiences as assistant director. Fevered Sleep serve children with the same dignity, respect, and high regard, that you would keep in mind for an adult audience. No detail is [...]

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And The Rain Falls Down Opens!

February 17, 2011

What a joy to open at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham whose very open and supportive team is exactly what a show like this one needs to blossom; it rains on stage, in the words of some children “things are going up and things are coming down”, things enter apparently of their own accord, there is [...]

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Take a tour of the set of And the Rain Falls Down

February 16, 2011

Take a tour of the wonderful set for And the Rain Falls Down, with Tanya Roberts, our assistant director and the person responsible for most of the videos on this site.

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Outbreaks of laughter… And the Rain Falls Down in front of an audience

February 15, 2011

And the Rain Falls Down has come fully to life in front of its audience of excited 3 and 4 year olds! Judging by the shrieks of joy in this little clip, the children are finding it irresistible… we’re pretty sure their grown-ups are having a good time too! This video was made during a [...]

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Make a paper boat – with Fevered Sleep

February 10, 2011

Want to make your own paper boat, as used in the performance of And the Rain Falls Down? Crafty company stage manager Beth will show you how. All you need is a single sheet of A4 paper. Simple! We’d love to see pictures of your own paper boats. Post them in the comments or email [...]

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