The Rain That Washes

This show finished on: 19 May 2012

Tickets: £8 / 6 concs

Venue: Studio Theatre

A remarkable story that demands to be heard – back for a new run at Chickenshed and in the West End. First performed in the intimate Studio Theatre at Chickenshed in October 2011, The Rain That Washes surprised and moved audiences and is now set for a new run in 2012. Instantly plunged into a young man’s compelling story 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 writer Dave Carey, who first met at Chickenshed more than 12 years ago, The Rain That Washes is a true story that is poignant, political and, most of all, personal. This beautifully realised one-man show effortlessly shifts between different times, places and characters and builds to an unforgettable climax.

Video Trailer

Click on 'View Video' above to watch short excerpts from the production.

Production Images

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Audience reactions

'It is one of the best one man shows I have seen. Brilliant acting, props, lighting and add-ons. Strongest political drama I have seen, and I've seen a few.'

'The most incredible story told in an exceptional way - it was totally absorbing.'

'A most powerful play with an amazing performance.'


'A daring and engaging show. A very moving and personal story which has been adapted to create a significant piece of relevant theatre.' Africa News

'Absorbing, political and powerful story.' 5 STARS Remote Goat

Performance Details

Age recommendation: 11+
Running time: 60mins
Signed performance: Fri 11 May 7.30pm

Brooklyn's Grill, our in-house caterers, will be serving food and drink throughout the festival. Call 020 8440 2221 to book your table.

The Rain That Washes trailer

Short excerpts from the show

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