A UNIQUE live audio theatre production created by an Ayrshire digital theatre company is coming to Ayr's Gaiety Theatre this month.

The performance is the first of its kind for the venue and will see audiences have the first opportunity to attend The Grey Hill's production of Until The Sky Runs out Of Rain.

It is a play about growing old, the profound love that comes with a lifetime of familiarity, and confronting our mortality in a world ravaged by climate change. 

Tickets for the show, on September 13, are on sale for £4.99.

Audiences can also pre order their copy of the audio drama to listen to again for £9.99, and it will be delivered as a download after the show.

The download can be bought when purchasing your ticket - and is also available to buy if you can't attend the show in person.

The Grey Hill is a digital theatre company with nine audio theatre productions available internationally. They provide accessible access to theatre digitally, supporting theatre to reach wider audiences.

Barry Robertson, founder of The Grey Hill, said: "I am excited to bring the production to the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, at a venue that I love and admire.

"This play is one that focuses on two older characters something that we don’t see a lot in theatre.

"The character’s relationships and environment impact that we see within the play provides beautiful moments that everyone would enjoy.

"This being an audio play, means that audiences have the option to attend the performance on the 15th - but if you cannot attend you can pre-order your copy of the audio play for you to enjoy no matter where you are, and at the same time supporting your local theatre."

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‘Until the Sky Runs Out of Rain’ tells the story of an imminent catastrophic flood in Perth.

Everyone has been evacuated except for Elsie and Bert, who stubbornly decided to stay put. As the wind howls and the increasingly heavy rain batters the windows outside, they sit on their bed enjoying their “picnic at the end of the world”, made from the entire contents of their freezer.

Reminiscing about happier times in their candlelit sanctuary, they’re oblivious to the rapidly rising water levels downstairs.

The next morning, woken by the sun shining through a gap in the curtains, Bert goes to the window to survey the damage. He throws open the curtains, then stands in stunned silence, swaying, as he tries to comprehend the view that greets him.

Award-winning playwright Neil Bebber said, "This is a play about growing old, the profound love that comes with a lifetime of familiarity, and confronting our mortality in a world ravaged by climate change. 

"Aside from the environmental message, we live in a time where older people are becoming increasingly invisible while so many other cultures choose to celebrate their life experiences and wisdom.

"I hope this play sparks a curiosity in the value and integrity of older people and encourages audiences to seek out new life-affirming, cross-generational connections."

Director Neil Cargill said: "Creating an audio version of the stage play presented some exciting challenges, reimagining visual elements in a way that remains vivid and impactful.

"But instead of happening on a huge stage they take place inside your mind.

"One thing that audio is brilliant at is fantasy sequences, or surreal situations – which form the framework of this play.

"And there’s always the potential for some of these elements to be incorporated in future stage performances. It’ll be fascinating to see how the two approaches feed off each other.”