Ricochet Theatre presents a double bill of monologues navigating grief: Intricate Rituals by Seth Douglas and The Same Rain That Falls on Me by Logan Jones. Witness two intimate contrasting monologues that balance dark humour and touching pathos in equal measure.
The Same Rain That Falls on Me
It’s the hottest day of the year and Alice is travelling home to say an untimely goodbye. One that will leave a hole in her life forever.
Written by Logan Jones and directed by Jay Seldon, The Same Rain That Falls On Me considers the connection between the effects of climate change on the planet and the effects of bereavement on a family, especially when that bereavement is avoidable. It’s a powerful and witty monologue about family, grief, and finding hope in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.
First performed at York Theatre Royal as part of the 2019 TakeOver Festival, The Same Rain That Falls On Me moved to an online format in January 2021 for Online@theSpaceUK Season 2. It received the Pick of the Bedford Fringe award in July 2021 on Ricochet Theatre’s first ever tour. This revival will see Ella McKeown in the role of Alice.
Intricate Rituals, written by Seth Douglas and directed by Ella McKeown, navigates queer longing, Catholic guilt, bugs and necromancy. Siken is a gay student who is hopelessly in love with her straight best friend, Dee. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes her life, Siken’s grief turns her down a darker and increasingly unnatural path.
Having previously premiered at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe with York DramaSoc, Intricate Rituals has been supported by Ricochet Theatre to create an exciting new production with new direction by McKeown and with Maria Cook taking on the role of Siken.
*** Ricochet Theatre welcomes you to a short Q&A after the performance on Wednesday the 23rd where we will be joined by the writers and actors to talk about the plays and rehearsal process.This will be an opportunity to meet other creatives and get to know the team behind Elegies. The Q&A will be included in the ticket price. ***
Theatre Company Reviews:
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… 'Combining family and bereavement in this witty monologue pays off, leaving us with a feeling of hopefulness for our new found friend. The Same Rain That Falls On Me is well written and superbly performed, and demonstrates that even in a collective crisis, individuals can shine through.' - Theatre Weekly
'The restrained approach taken in The Same Rain That Falls On Me ensures the emotional impact of this fine play is all the more powerful.' - British Theatre Guide
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… 'The perspective the author offers is fresh and surprisingly unsentimental [...] both the familiarity and a lightness of touch in the writing and performance is what makes it so deeply affecting' - The Stage
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… 'Logan Jones' monologues will ring true to anyone who has lost someone. Even through the grief and sorrow it delivers an air of hope.' - Everything Theatre
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… 'a compelling short play that engages and builds momentum to a powerful denouement.' - The Wee Review
Act One: 40 mins
Act Two: 35 mins
Tue 22nd Mar 2022 - 7:30 pm
Wed 23rd Mar 2022 - 7:30 pm
Thu 24th Mar 2022 - 7:30 pm
Fri 25th Mar 2022 - 7:30 pm
Sat 26th Mar 2022 - 3:00 pm
Sat 26th Mar 2022 - 7:30 pm