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

Summerhall

Edinburgh

3 Aug – 27 May 2022

Brewhouse

Burton-upon-Trent

CAST

Doncaster

The Landmark

Ilfracombe, North Devon

Creative Civic Change Newington

Newington Green

The Lowry

Salford

Creative Team

Writer

Sami Ibrahim

Director

Yasmin Hafesji