“A slice of raw life...draws the audience right into the heart of how we cope with intimidation from outside and within.” - The Stage
Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate.
Gloria is a single mum who enjoys sitting in her deckchair drinking her troubles away on her allotment, while her gentle son, Michael, digs the soil and makes sure everything is in order. From a relocated, troubled home, Carl - wild, unpredictable and near feral - watches both the mother and son with interest, bouncing his ball.
Katherine Chandler is a Welsh playwright who has written for Bristol Old Vic in collaboration with Sherman Cymru, Theatr Nan'og, Dirty Protest, Pentabus Theatre, Spectacle Theatre, Bridgend Yellow project and Blue Angel Films. She was the first winner of the Wales Drama Award, established by BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales.