“Two people, trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet.”
I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is contemporary and experimental in its exploration of our perceived realities and the effects of trauma. Young emerging artist, Nicholas Thoroughgood, has written a sophisticated 60 minute play, which places two strangers together in a mysterious room with no memories of who they are. Small boxes appear sporadically, containing objects which trigger memories- gradually their significant moments are remembered and painfully explored.
The touring company of six queer-identifying artists (aged between 18 and 25) will spend four weeks on the road in June/July, visiting six venues in two states and performing sixteen times. Directed by Riley McLean with a cast featuring Nicholas Thoroughgood, Cassie Hamilton, Daniel Cottier and Zoe Walker.
Bearfoot is a youth managed incorporation with a passion for creating original works of theatre which tackle social justice issues and give a voice to young artists.
This project will be a massive financial risk for us, but one we deem vital in the growth of not only Bearfoot, but the reputation and representation of Newcastle in the wider community.
We are asking for donations to help support us on the cost of our tour. If successful, this tour will be the beginning of many adventures for Bearfoot and the more support we receive, the more likely our goals will be achieved. Every little bit helps and we would be so grateful for even the smallest of contributions.
Touring I Hope it’s Not Raining in London interstate is an incredible opportunity for us to develop as artists and for Bearfoot to develop as a company. The goal is to reach as many new audiences as possible, network within the industry and make a name for Bearfoot in the wider community. Our fledgling not for profit has grown at an exponential rate since Bearfoot’s inception in 2017 and our ambitious 2019 season is proof of the growing network of artists increasingly showing interest and support in Bearfoot Theatre.
To find out more about us or to purchase a ticket to the production, visit our website at bearfoottheatre.org.au