LÉ NØR [THE RAIN]
Image by David Collins
UPCOMING DATES - 2019
Perth Festival 2019
13 - 24 February
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
PICA Performance Space
WA Regional Tour
28 February - 2 March 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
A faux foreign film live on stage.
From the multi-award winning team behind IT’S DARK OUTSIDE, THE IRRESISTIBLE, NEW OWNER, and ALVIN SPUTNIK comes a deeply romantic visual extravaganza that will reignite your love of humanity.
Somewhere in the northern seas lies the small island nation of Sólset. Once a thriving metropolis, a decades-long drought has plagued the community and only a hopeful few remain.
A faux foreign film performed live each night, Perth theatre makers The Last Great Hunt combine cinematic mastery and theatrical magic to tell interwoven stories of love in a world that’s falling apart.
Premiering at Perth Festival 2019, Lé Nør [the rain] invites the audience to witness both the onscreen story and the behind-the-scenes action in a nostalgic celebration of everything worth fighting for.
'Superbly executed...a sheer delight! - The Australian
'"Superbly genius performance making!" - Witness Performance
"The fantastic script and performances elevate the film from a clever gimmick to something nothing short of spectacular." - Isolated Nation
"It is undeniably the work of genius, both in concept and execution." - Pelican Magazine
"The element of live performance elevates this piece of multi-disciplined theatre to something far greater than the sum of its parts." - OUTinPerth
"It’s a technical achievement, with a personality and charisma, like nothing we’ve seen from a West Australian company. The result is awe-inspiring!" - Seesaw Magazine
"...a remarkable gift of artistry." - TheatrePeople
"...heartfelt yet hilarious, and engaging at every turn." - ArtsHub
"The technical wizardry is impressive…" - The West Australian
A Perth Festival Co-Commission
Perth Festival season presented in association with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Commissioned by Perth Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
The Creative Team:
Original Concept by: Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs & Tim Watts
Co-created by: Gita Bezard, Ben Collins, Adriane Daff, Matthew Edgerton, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Caitri Jones, Michael Maclean, Jo Morris, Kristie Smith, Clare Testoni, Anthony Watts & Tim Watts
Performed by: Gita Bezard, Adriane Daff, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Jo Morris & Tim Watts
Directed by: Tim Watts
Associate Director: Matthew Edgerton
Sound Designer & Composer: Ben Collins
Art Director & Stylist: Caitri Jones
Production Manager: Michael Maclean
Stage Manager: Clare Testoni
Assistant State Manager: Kristie Smith
Creative Interns: Geordie Crawley and Marshall Stay
Produced by The Last Great Hunt
Natalie Di Risio - Creative Producer
The Last Great Hunt
This project has been co-commissioned by Perth Festival, The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre as part of Perth Festivals 2019 Made in WA program.
This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.