Re:play - Contact Theatre Jan 2011

"Wrenshaw has an absolute gift for dialogue and the exchanges between Willow and her friend Leah are crammed with convincing and amusing incidental detail."
- Dave Cunningham for What's On Stage

"Happystorm Theatre's confidently understated debut production."
- Simon Hedger for Remote Goat

"This is a play that deserves to be celebrated as one of 2010’s exciting productions."
- Rebecca Mickler for The Public Reviews


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Directed by Matthew Ganley
Director of Photography Louise Cowley
Camera and lights David Naden
Music written and performed by Matthew Ganley
Edited by Louise Cowley


Amy Spencer as Leah
Susi Wrenshaw as Willow
Jacqueline Redgewell as Moth
Russell Kennedy as Ray

Production photos

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Performance Schedule

Salford Arts Theatre July 2010
Helmsley House November 2010
Contact Theatre January 2011
Salford Arts Theatre May 2011

Click here for our feature in the Manchester Evening News City Life section, Friday 23rd July P9 to find out more about the actors, director and overview of the play.

Click here for the article in Manchester's Metro newspaper on Tuesday 27th July outlining the journey of developing the play and thoughts from the writer.

Salfordonline Entertainment's article about Be Rain For Me featuring the trailer and successes of the play so far.

Whatsonstage interview with Glenn Meads. Read the writer's first interview, with Glenn Meads at Whatsonstage, revealing her personal connections to the play and the origins of the title BE RAIN FOR ME.

Click here to view FEATURES and INTERVIEWS

The creative team


BE RAIN FOR ME was chosen as one of three theatre scripts to be developed for the Shortworks new writing showcase.

A 5-minute extract from the play was taken and re-worked as a stand-alone piece.

We workshopped the script and further drafts were created and re-created.

A huge throng of people turned out to see this and the other new works at Contact Theatre. It was an exciting evening which gave audience members a unique chance to see excellent new writing from local writers and to give vital feedback, shaping the future of theatre!


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