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Rain Man. A new play based on Barry Morrow’s original Oscar winning screenplay, starring Josh Hartnett.

"I didn’t take Raymond. I took half the money".

Rain Man tells the story of Charlie Babbitt (Hartnett), a self-centred Los Angeles-based car dealer and hustler, and his relationship with his autistic elder brother Raymond (Godley), who has been hidden away in an institution for most of his life. Raymond is dysfunctional in many senses, but, as Charlie discovers, is touched with a kind of stellar genius which Charlie harnesses to save his business. Together, the brothers embark on a journey which shows Raymond a world beyond the hospital gates and Charlie the meaning of unconditional love.

Based on Barry Morrow’s original Oscar winning screenplay and re-imagined for the stage by Dan Gordon and director David Grindley, the play examines the nature of love, understanding and connection. Leading the cast in this funny, heart-warming and touching contemporary story is Hollywood movie actor, Josh Hartnett in his West End debut as Charlie and Olivier nominated actor, Adam Godley as Raymond.

Added by Craig Grobler on July 10, 2008