‘Down Came the Rain’ wows audience as it premieres in Preston

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The new play from Screenwriting MA alumni, Christine Tuson and directed by Lorna McCoid gained extremely positive reviews upon its premiere last week at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Preston.

The play was presented as part of a selection of one-act plays by the award winning Longton Players and starred Harry Cripps and Dean Wallace as Scoop and Manus.

Synopsis: Lovable rogues Manus and Scoop are supposed to be attending a wedding, but are just popping in to retrieve a watch from Manus’ ex-girlfriend’s flat, or so they think…

“Down Came the Rain. Excellent director, so well acted. Wonderful .”

“Thoroughly enjoyed each and very one of the plays,. Superb acting and directing as always.”

“A lovely and entertaining evening. The fourth play (DCTR) in particular was terrific. Let’s have more of Tuson.”

“All really good but the last one was brilliant.”

“Enjoyed it, especially the scouser in the fourth play. A really good last play.”

“Brilliant! Brilliant evening!!”

“We travelled a long distance for this evening and every mile was worth it. Fantastic evening. Thank you x”

“Good variety of plays worked well.”

Audience reactions

Christine Tuson was awarded The Arriva Rail Northern Creative Expo Award for Special Achievement of Creative Excellence in Script-writing in 2019 with her writing partner, Sue De Gruyther for their work on plays about the Dick, Kerr Ladies & Joseph Livesey.

Lorna McCoid previously premiered her debut short film, The Art Collector, at The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019 where the film was awarded the prize of Best Short – Science Fiction.

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