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The Rain That Washes
On from 23 Jun 2014 till 24 Jun 2014
Riverside Studios
by Chickenshed Theatre presents
Genre(s): Drama

- £13.00

About: The Rain That Washes

Instantly plunged into one manís experience of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his extraordinary and dramatic journey from innocence to escape, finally returning to his homeland to witness the greatest betrayal of all. Inspired by a series of interviews between Zimbabwean Christopher Maphosa and Dave Carey, The Rain That Washes is a true story that is poignant, political and, most of all, personal. Enthralling actor Ashley Maynard powerfully and effortlessly shifts between different times, places and characters, building the story to an unforgettable climax.

Reviews

National Tour 2014 Review:
5 Stars
www.whatsonstage.com
Thought provoking and daring, challenging and at times painful, but if you have the chance to see this tour de force, do not pass it by.

Edinburgh 2013 Review:
The Rain that Washes is a hurtling account of a young teenager who faces persecution from Mugabeís henchmen ... whatís unmistakable is a pacy narrative and Maynardís vivacious storytelling, not to mention a spot-on impersonation of the dictator himself. – 4 StarsLondon Evening Standard

Quotes:
It takes a very special talent to keep you agog to know how his journey will end, but thats what Ashley Maynard does as he plays the many people encountered in the journey of a humble man trying to flee ravaged Zimbabwe. Ashley's performance is a tour de force. I was spellbound. – Dame Janet Suzman

Maynard wrings out every drop of emotion and ... finds laughter in the darkest moments. – The Stage

Tears, sweat, laughter and cries ring out from the stage in a production that is as moving as it is tragic. – A Younger Theatre

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