“Some guys listen to music, some guys like to sing. I like to work people out.”
Rainer is a solitary bicycle delivery rider, whizzing across London, delivering food to whoever will summon her. From luxury flats to leafy suburbs, she loves to create stories in her head, re-imagining the city as one of her favourite sci-fi films or Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. She loves her life, until her one-time lover disappears, and reality starts to slip.
After receiving standing ovations and glowing reviews last year, RAINER returns to the Arcola Theatre’s Outside Space this June for a limited three-week run. The play was a finalist for Samuel French’s Off-Broadway Award, longlisted for Theatre Uncut’s Political Playwriting Award and winner of the Prix Royal competition in Paris. A one-woman show, RAINER is a celebration of a city and the people within it, seen and unseen.
Max Wilkinson is also running writing workshops alongside the performances. More information here.
★★★★★ “RAINER is a tribute to London in all its grime and glory.” – The Indiependent
★★★★★ “As entertaining as it is eye opening. Impossible to ignore.” – Spy in the Stalls
★★★★★ “For the entire hour, I was transfixed” – Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Funny yet thoughtful one-woman show ” – The Stage
★★★★ “Masterful.” – The Okayish
“Sorcha Kennedy plays twenty characters with equal flair and razor-sharp comic timing.” – Exeunt
“Something rare in theatre.” – WhatsOnStage
“Sorcha Kennedy gives an astonishing performance as a cycle delivery rider with grand literary dreams” – The Guardian