The Maddening Rain

By Nicholas Pierpan
Directed by Matthew Dunster
November 2011 

Soho Theatre, London and 59E59, New York, 2011
Darbourne Luff and Upstart Theatre presented the New York and UK tour of Nicholas Pierpan’s gripping play The Maddening Rain.

Torn between Chilean lithium deals and finding his first love once again, one man battles to find his way in the tough worlds of love and finance. Rising from nowhere to become a City trader, when he realises the sky’s the limit he finds his only problems are the people in his way.

Nicholas Pierpan‘s electric play is a brutally funny tale of lust and betrayal in the City and was directed by Matthew Dunster, one of the UK’s hottest directors (National Theatre, Young Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe) and performed by Felix Scott (‘DC Jason Doyle’ in BBC’s Missing and the worldwide movie smash Inception).

Following its premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in September 2010, David Luff and Richard Darbourne co-produced the UK and New York and Soho Theatre run with Upstart Theatre Company in November 2011.

‘An hour and a half of solo power at the Old Red Lion.’ The Observer

‘A blistering performance … Felix Scott is fascinatingly watchable.’ The Guardian

‘An astute and gripping play … Felix Scott gives a star-making performance.’ Metro

‘A fine production from Matthew Dunster … a superb Felix Scott … his heroically committed performance is mesmerising.’ Time Out

Written by Nicholas Pierpan
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Designed by Ali McDowall
Lighting Design by Emma Chapman
Sound Design by David Sharrock
Original cast: Felix Scott
Producers: David Luff and Richard Darbourne for Darbourne Luff and Tom Mansfield for Upstart Theatre Company


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