A LITTLE RAIN IN MONACO

WRITTEN BY ELAN BUTLER

“It is rare to see such talent and potential in all aspects of a production...we can only hope it transfers again, so more people can see this remarkable new play.”
Theatre And Other Things London ★★★★★

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A LITTLE RAIN IN MONACO

‘You get to pretend for a living, that’s amazing. I want to pretend, even if just for a moment’.

 

Ever wonder how you or your team would handle the PR disaster of punching Phillip Schofield live on TV? Welcome to the turbulent life of B-list celebrity Klaus Peterson. 

 

2021. 

Rip away the cashmere blanket and discover Klaus Peterson's dead and buried career. He’s clinging to any publicity he can get but with millions trying to bring him down, what press is good press? 

Klaus is yet to realise life is bigger than just him and his cameos, and with an ego larger than big Tescos, being a leaf in a hurricane can come as a shock. 

His new fling, Simon, and demanding manager, Cici, attempt to ground him, whilst childhood best friends, Conor and Billy, feed off the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. 

 

‘A Little Rain in Monaco’ is a contemporary LGBTQ+ play that discusses class, identity and mental health whilst putting a spotlight on the people stuck between success and desperation. What happens to someone who dedicates their life to being ‘seen’ by a world that doesn’t want them?

A Little Rain In Monaco first appeared at East 15's Debut Festival in May 2021. It has since received ★★★★★ reviewed performances at The Old Red Lion Theatre (December 2021) and appeared at Theatre Deli London's Good To Go Festival (November 2021). It will be returning to London theatre's in May at The Pleasance Theatre's Main House. 

Organisations who have supported its development include; Theatre Deli London, The University of Essex and NDT Broadgate.

REVIEWS

 ★★★★★ 

“A well crafted script and impeccable performances” 

Jack The Lad Magazine

 ★★★★★ 

“It is rare to see such talent and potential in all aspects of a production...we can only hope it transfers again, so more people can see this remarkable new play.”

Theatre and Other Things London

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AUDIENCE REVIEWS

“A precisely wonderful piece that isn’t afraid to make you think.”

“Conflictingly humorous and gripping.”

"Hilarious! Dynamic! A shocking backlash of impulsive decisions"

"It was sexy, then funny, then sad."

"Fantastic acting with realistic dialogue and excellent subtle shifts between humour and seriousness"

CAST

Klaus                  James Baxter-Derrington       Fred Thomas

Conor                 Joshua Dowden                       Bradley Luckett

Billy                    Charlie Frances                        Gabriel Janoras

Cici                      Molly Keogh                             Anna Tammela 

Simon                 Tommy Papaioannou             Fraser Kelsey

CREATIVE TEAM

                           Writer/Director           Elan Butler

                           Assistant Director      Samuel Xavier

                           Producer                       Julia Bentley

                           Technical Operator    Jasmine Kint

GALLERY

A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London
A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London

Mark Yeates as Billy in A Little Rain In Monaco at Theatre Deli London November 2022 Image Description: 1) A man stands holding a cork screw in both hands, pulling a frustrated facial expression. Photography by Tasha Best

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A Little Rain In Monaco Rehearsals for The Pleasance
A Little Rain In Monaco Rehearsals for The Pleasance

Anna Tammela and Molly Keogh (as Cici) in rehearsal for A Little Rain In Monaco at The Pleasance May 2022 Image Description: 1) Two women stand beside each other in a rehearsal room. The woman on the left wears a green top and clasps her hands. On the right, a woman wears a grey top with her arms raised in questioning. Photography by Tristan Sayers

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A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London
A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London

Elan Butler (as Conor) and Mark Yeates (as Billy) in A Little Rain In Monaco at Theatre Deli London November 2022 Image Description: 1) A man stands raising his middle finger. In the background another man squats down and cheers him on. Photography by Tasha Best

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A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London
A Little Rain In Monaco Theatre Deli London

Mark Yeates as Billy in A Little Rain In Monaco at Theatre Deli London November 2022 Image Description: 1) A man stands holding a cork screw in both hands, pulling a frustrated facial expression. Photography by Tasha Best

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