Productions

A SUDDEN VIOLENT BURST OF RAIN

by Sami Ibrahim

‘We all live under the same sky.
It’s just that, beneath that sky, there’s some arsehole saying “don’t stand here, stand over there and shut your mouth”.’

Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every other waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping that the King will let her live within the city walls. 

She comes from a far-away land.
She is searching for sanctuary.
And this is what we call a hostile environment.

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain from award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim is a poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own. Directed by Gate Theatre’s Associate Director Yasmin Hafesji.

A Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production, in association with Gate Theatre

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Where we're going...

Rose Theatre

Kingston

13 – 24 Jul 2022

Summerhall

Edinburgh

3 – 27 Aug 2022

Brewhouse

Burton-upon-Trent

8 – 11 Sep 2022

CAST

Doncaster

15 – 18 Sep 2022

The Landmark

Ilfracombe, North Devon

22 – 25 Sep 2022

Creative Civic Change Newington

Newington, Ramsgate

29 Sep – 2 Oct 2022

The Lowry

Salford

6 – 9 Oct 2022

Creative Team

Writer

Sami Ibrahim

Director

Yasmin Hafesji

Designer

Ryan Dawson Laight

Lighting Designer

Rory Beaton

Composer and Sound Designer

Roly Botha

Casting Director

Annelie Powell CDG

Movement Director

Yami Löfvenberg

Assistant Director

Joelle Ikwa

Dramaturg

Deirdre O’Halloran

Touring Production Manager

Guy Ongley

Company Stage Manager

Verity Clayton

Assistant Stage Manager

Charlotte Smith-Barker

LX Programmer and LX Associate

Jack Ryan

Design Associate

Hannah Boothman

LX Programmer

Charlie Mann

Cast