An honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man.
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Meet Jonny. Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner, he’s just become of father, and he is deaf. He loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up. Jonny was born deaf and grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by hearing friends who did not use the word deaf. In fact some of the people didn’t know Jonny was deaf until they saw this show.
Louder Is Not Always Clearer focuses on the importance of connection with others and the struggle to do so effectively. This one-man show is an honest portrayal of a man perceived to be full of confidence and who is outwardly social, but inwardly vulnerable and at times isolated. In a hearing world, Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer highlights those differences in a warm and humorous way.
‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.
Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought provoking performances that engage and entertain audiences.
A brilliant exercise in empathy as it allows a hearing audience to briefly experience the world as Cotsen sees and hears it – Lyn Gardner, Stage Door
A deeply moving piece of theatre. **** The Stage
The show uses creative captioning, English and BSL to make it fully accessible for deaf and hearing audiences.
“Simply I was moved. That you for your bravery in sharing your world with us” – Audience member, Cardiff.
Age guidance: 12+