CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.
Nestled in the bosom of Albion, there is a boy followed perpetually by his own tiny personal cloud. As he fights with growing up and travels from the soggy fields of Devon to the tattered spires of London, Cloudy lingers over him, capturing his memories and telling him tales of the coming flood. Rap storyteller Jack Dean uses hip hop poetics to explore two great British institutions: clinical depression and talking about the weather. With Rain, Jack looks at sadness, both as a concept and as a force that has affected him personally. Different cultures treat it differently. The Japanese have mono no aware or "the ah-ness of things". The Portugese have saudade, a melancholic nostalgia for an indefinable object. In the western world, it is often categorized as depression and treated in a medical fashion. With the piece he tries to look at the validity of these opposing concepts, with weather as an overarching and very English metaphor running throughout.
Archive :: production:T1353834916, play:S01018029809, venue:V1892701352
Work in Progress
Part of From Devon With Love, a 2 week festivqal of new local theatre.