Drill Hall Theatre Club

Members of the Drill Hall Theatre Company are invited to
our first Members’ Club Event for 2020.

Sunday 15th March at 3pm.

Our intention is to hold these member events bi-monthly to keep everyone informed of what’s happening at the Drill and to create a little more time to socialise and get to know one another.   There is no entry cost to Members.

If you’re not currently a member of the Drill Hall Theatre Company or have not yet rejoined for the 2020 calendar year, that’s not a problem.  Just bring your $15 membership fee to the Club Event and become an Associate Member of the Company for 2020.

The March Club Night includes ……

  • A launch of the production, When The Rain Stops Falling to be performed in August this Three workshopped scenes will be presented by the full company followed by a Q&A with the director Greg Aitken and the cast
  • Liz Chance, the new Artistic Director of the Drill Hall Theatre Company, will chat with renowned actor Maggie Kirkpatrick.
  • Andy Bambach the composer and musical director of the When The Rain Stops Falling production will sing songs about the characters in When The Rain Stops Falling.


Photograph by John McCormick


by Andrew Bovell.


When The Rain Stops Falling opens on 28 August and plays for 4 weekends until 20 September.

Designed by John Rayment and Sunita Bailey with an exceptional cast;  Yasir Assam, Andy Bambach, Chris Benaud, Liz Chance, Joanne Connor, Lorrie Cruickshank, Tom Davies, Danni Dwyer, Liam Gatt and Paul Pavlakis,

the play begins in Alice Springs in 2039 when a fish falls from the sky – it still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days, the apocalypse looms ever closer and Gabriel York knows something is wrong.

When the Rain Stops Falling unfolds like a puzzle. Told through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations; between a prediction in London in 1959 to its outcome in Australia eighty years later.

This intricate, multi-layered story explores betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. Where damage to the planet serves as a metaphor for the damage inflicted from generation to generation.

Writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana) has created an epic and powerful piece of magic realism, which ask the question: do we have the capacity to address the damage of the past in the future?


“A gloriously written and gripping script that is dramatically unpredictable and yet piercingly beautiful.”


“A work of great complexity, insight and sorrow.”


“A spellbinding saga.”


“A bold and sensitive play… exudes a sense of wonder and mystery. Shrewd and sharp and genuinely moving.”



Membership entitles you to

  • Attendance at Drill Hall Theatre Club Events
  • Free tickets to the dress rehearsal of DHTC productions
  • Discount tickets (at the concession rate) to all other DHTC productions
  • Access to workshops conducted by DHTC
  • Receive audition notices and information on DHTC productions and events

And at the discretion of the Management Committee the ability to:

  • Perform in DHTC productions
  • Direct and produce DHTC productions
  • The opportunity to train in producing and directing shows
  • The opportunity to train in technical and stage production roles.