menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
Rsz a sr promo

A Steady Rain at East Riding Theatre

The East Riding Theatre’s production of ‘A Steady Rain’ starring Vincent Regan and Adrian Rawlins is anything but steady – it is totally absorbing, gripping and definitely not for the easily shocked. This dark tale of disastrous decision-making ends in tragedy – you somehow knew it would – yet there is a glimpse of a silver lining for at least one of the characters.

This play is a two-hander; this we know before we enter the theatre. It’s therefore the first of many surprises to see Denny (Vincent Regan) and Joey (Adrian Rawlins) on the stage when the audience takes their seats. We soon learn that Denny and Joey are two corrupt Chicago cops; they are also close friends who speak to each other with an easy, profanity-laden banter, full of witty one-liners and reminiscent of the dialogue of American TV series such as The Wire or The Sopranos. Denny is the dominant partner, married with children, overtly racist and cheating on his wife with a local prostitute while Joey is more introvert, single and secretly in love with Joey’s wife.

The story hinges around loyalty and how far moral turpitude can be pushed when Denny and Joey make a fatal mistake. Their accounts of the circumstances which result in a young Vietnamese boy being killed by a cannibalistic serial killer are quite different.

The whole play takes place on a minimalist, dark set, populated with only a table, 2 leather office chairs and a fridge. Oh, and a red-lined jacket which is the only prop. And, yes, at the end, there is rain, real rain. The feeling of gloom created by the lighting draws the audience into the hopeless circumstances which the cops find themselves inhabiting. This is when Joey has to dig deep to find his inner conscience, no matter the cost.

Written by Keith Huff in 2007, ‘A Steady Rain’ has broken records for attendances when performed on Broadway. This Beverley production has already extended its run due to the rave reviews and sell-out performances by an internationally-famous, yet local, cast who are so convincing that no-one leaves the theatre un-moved.

If you haven’t seen this play, then get your ticket as soon as you can. You will not be disappointed.

Latest from Arts and Culture

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

With rehearsals now coming to a close as ert's Christmas production launches on December 13th, ert releases more tickets due to overwhelming demand! After last Christmas's fabulous sell-out...
Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Calan, the international band from Wales, will be returning to their Celtic roots when they visit Beverley in Yorkshire December 7th to perform their show A Celtic Christmas. One might not associate Y...
Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Harry Potter Book Night is returning to East Riding Libraries in February, 2019, and tickets are on sale now. Librarian Jess McCarthy explained: “Hogwarts is the theme of this magical night, ...

Latest from Day in the Life of...

JUST BEVERLEY MEETS JAMES WORTHINGTON FROM TALEGATE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

JUST BEVERLEY MEETS JAMES WORTHINGTON FROM TALEGATE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

TaleGate Theatre has become a firm favourite at Parkway Cinema with their colourful, fun productions - ‘The Giant’s Loo Roll’ and ‘Father Christmas Comes Up Trum...
Star of 'Education Yorkshire' Gives Inspirational Speech at Bishop Burton College

Star of 'Education Yorkshire' Gives Inspirational Speech at Bishop Burton College

He captured the hearts of the nation as he battled to overcome his stammer on hit television show Educating Yorkshire. Musharaf Asghar became a TV sensation thanks to his starring roles in the seri...
ERC partner wins Princes Royal Training Award

ERC partner wins Princes Royal Training Award

Local business Dovecote Park have been awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for putting employee development first.  The firm is celebrating after being commended for their commitment to tr...

Latest from News

CYCLING WITH WILSONS WHEELS

CYCLING WITH WILSONS WHEELS

THE WILSONS WHEELS GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND STOCKING FILLERS The Tour de Yorkshire will be coming though Beverley in May 2019, training will start straight after Christmas, it happens e...
Health, social care and hospice staff are eligible for free flu vaccination

Health, social care and hospice staff are eligible for free flu vaccination

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s public health team is urging health and social care and hospice staff to get the free flu vaccine available now from their general practice surgery or communit...
Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route announcement is a double delight for the East Riding

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route announcement is a double delight for the East Riding

The East Riding will see not just one but two days of racing as part of the 2019 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire. At a special event this morning at Leeds Civic Hall, race organisers Welcome to Yo...