Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs was a collaboration written and performed by Mike Pearson, Mike Brookes and Ed Thomas, with a cast of ten actors on film and other interwoven footage. The work was produced at Chapter Arts Centre with funding from Arts Council Wales.

Drawing on strategies developed across recent works by Brookes and Pearson, ‘rain dogs’ attempted to re-examine the generation and reading of narrative - both off and onto the city - through the structured layering and juxtaposition of specific threads of video, narrative text, and documentation. Combining police cctv footage, text to camera, live readings, and soundscape - within a space and ambient, primarily structured through large-scale multiple projection and a complex live audio mix.
— Mike Brookes
An exemplary piece of contemporary performance work, inspiring, thought provoking and ultimately engaging.
— Rachel Rogers, Theatre Wales