2019 Sees Exciting Things Happening……

Red Dog theatre company presents the award-winning When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell.

Alice Springs in the year 2039.  A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York.  It still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days and Gabriel knows something is wrong.

Against a backdrop of cataclysmic climate breakdown, Andrew Bovell’s deeply moving play interweaves the stories of 7 family members across 4 generations and 2 continents in an epic and profound quest for answers – from “Will our world survive us?” to the more personal “How can we survive our own family histories and traumas?”

A story of love, betrayal, abandonment and, ultimately, hope.

Red Dog is a small company with a big reputation producing exhilarating theatre that explores the human condition in all its complexity.


Sept 26 – 28  Old Fire Station, Oxford       www.oldfirestation.org.uk    01865 263990

Oct 2 – 5 Everyman Studio, Cheltenham  www.everymantheatre.org.uk  01242 572573

“|exquisite ….. a wonderful gamut of human emotion, from powerful to fragile, from wild joy to blind fury.” Venue Magazine

proper grown-up theatre” 4*  The Guardian

“Brilliant, inventive, uninhibited, entertaining!”  Remotegoat

Supported by:

Garfield Weston     Summerfield Trust Rowlands Trust    Jack Lane ACE Lottery

When the rain stops falling


Formed in 2005, Red Dog quickly established a reputation for producing original, vivid, and highly imaginative text driven stories that are deeply engaging emotionally and intellectually. We are an ensemble company with a core group of associate artists, including textile and video artists, under the creative direction of Kate Abraham, the company’s founder.

The Red Dog style is modern and bold with the majority of our chosen works being award-winning plays by contemporary playwrights. We produce our shows in the round giving our audiences an up close and personal experience. This allows us to focus on the richness of the text, with original costume design playing a fundamental part. By working collaboratively and imaginatively with textile designers we seek to create striking visual images that blur the lines between visual art and theatre. We love text-driven theatre and our productions explore the human condition in a variety of contexts with themes that resonate powerfully with today’s audiences.

The company is based in Stroud, Oxford, and Cumbria, with strong connections with The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham




“rich and dense, but never less than compelling….proper grown up theatre”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Our theatre shows for younger audiences are original pieces written and devised by the company, that celebrate story telling in a magical and intimate way, using live music, in-the-round performance and a gently interactive style.


“Your play was fantastic…when the bear came close to me I felt like I was in the story”
Young audience member



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