RAIN - "Sarah" (Interactive Broadcast)

A novelist's love affair in the Blitz

Thu 10 Sep 2020 to Thu 8 Oct 2020

RAIN - "Sarah" (Interactive Broadcast)


Produced by Story Tree

There is also a live performance of RAIN – “Sarah” at The Cockpit at 19:30-20:10, Tuesday 8th September 2020.

This broadcast includes a recording of the live performance, and additional live content.

Music: Hans Vercauteren
Words: Charles Sobry

“I am jealous of everything that moves — I am jealous of the rain… How can you be jealous of the rain?

… is the question that thematises Hans Vercauteren’s latest work. Reminiscent of the evergreen “Green Sleeves”, Vercauteren’s compellingly contemporary composition Rain carries soprano Sarah Foubert and actor Charles Sobry right into the drama of this newly devised musical theatre piece.

The love affair between a sinister novelist and a married woman, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, the novelist hires a private detective to follow the woman, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.

Additional content for the broadcast:

The company will give a live introduction to the interactive broadcast of their opera, and take questions from the audience in a chat after the performance.

All ages (mostly adults)

Live Broadcast: Thursday 10th September - 8:00pm
Duration: 1 hour

£1, plus voluntary donation post event