Come rain or come shine (audio described)


Date 09 Jul 2022

Time 18:30 PM


The Sumner, Southbank Theatre, Box Office

Address 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank , VIC

Phone 03 8688 0800



Audio Described Saturday 9 July at 2pm

Tuesday 12 July at 6.30pm

The Sumner, Southbank Theatre

140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Box Office: 03 8688 0800

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
  • Book by: Carolyn Burns
  • Based on the Story by: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Music by: Tim Finn
  • Lyrics by: Tim Finn and Simon Phillips
  • Director: Simon Phillips Cast
  • Includes: Simon Gleeson and Chris Ryan
  • Content warnings: Contains coarse language and mature themes.

The Helpmann Award-winning team behind the smash hit Ladies in Black returns with a sweetly stirring new boutique musical, Come Rain or Come Shine. An adaptation of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s wildly comic short story about music, memory and lifelong friendship, this world premiere will feature the incredible talents of Simon Gleeson (An Ideal Husband) and Chris Ryan (Shakespeare in Love).

Ray, Emily and Charlie have been the best of friends since university. As students, Ray and Emily bonded over their mutual adoration of the Great American Songbook, while Emily fell in love with Ray’s roommate, Charlie – despite his terrible taste in music. Nearly thirty years later, Emily and Charlie are happily married and there’s always a bed for Ray at their place when he visits from overseas. But on Ray's latest sojourn, Charlie has a favour to ask that could change everything.

Directed by Simon Phillips, with book by Carolyn Burns and original songs by Tim Finn, Come Rain or Come Shine is an MTC Next Stage commission. A funny, bittersweet ode to the bonds that tie us together, even when life seems more cloudy than sunny, it’s sure to be a cherished adaptation of a remarkable literary gem.

A couple dancing on a carpet of fluffy, white clouds under a starlit night sky with a waxing crescent moon.