‘The Half God of Rainfall’, New Production at the Birmingham Rep

This show runs at the Birmingham Rep from 13th to 20th April.

A contemporary myth. A modern day epic.

We risk war. This is the consequence. Battle. Shield. Spear and sword. Conflict amongst the Gods. This must be avoided.

When Demi, the half Nigerian-mortal, half Greek-God, is angry, rain clouds gather. When he cries, rivers burst their banks.

The first time Demi takes a shot on the local basketball court, the deities of the land awaken. As he unknowingly sparks Zeus’ wrath, his mother Modupe takes matters into her mortal hands and the consequences change their lives forever.

From award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop ChroniclesAn Evening With An Immigrant) comes a new myth.  The Half God of Rainfall is a contemporary epic that weaves poetry and storytelling in a majestic journey that transports us from a tiny village in South West Nigeria to Mount Olympus, to the further reaches of our galaxy and beyond.

Please note the piece contains moderate language and references to sexual and physical violence.


Director Nancy Medina
Designer Max Johns
Movement Director Imogen Knight
Sound Designer Tanuja Amarasuriya
Lighting Designer Jackie Shemesh
Casting Briony Barnett

Backstage Tour
Why not make a day of it?
Take the opportunity to join a Backstage Tour, discovering the secrets and history of the venue.
13 April, 11am
Find out more here.