THE LISTENING ROOM
by harriet madeley
a new verbatim play from brave badger
“Anyone with an interest in drama should see this show because it delivers all the perfections great theatre aims for...You emerge with your consciousness altered, your conception of human beings elevated and amplified...A painful, shocking, vital, uplifting experience. Quite unforgettable" The Spectator
"Powerful, innovative piece of verbatim theatre..." ★★★★ Time Out
"Exquisite synchronicity and precision..." ★★★★ London Theatre 1
"There is a bit that’s gonna blow your mind. I’ll let you sit down and tell ya”
A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives have been transformed by a single violent crime.
Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened when they said yes.
“You’ve gotta really think about… hang on a minute, what do I wanna say? Do I wanna tell em I wanna strangle you, what do I wanna say?”
★★★★★ "If there’s one show you see before the election, make sure it's this.” - The Stage on Brave Badger's Heart of Adrian Lovett
SUPPORTED BY UNITY THEATRE TRUST
OUTREACH SUPPORTED BY THE JOHN THAW FOUNDATION
7th February - 4th March 2017
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Wednesday matinee- 15th and 22nd February at 3:30pm
Wednesday 15th February with Jon Collins & Safi Schlicht (Restorative Justice Council) and Linnea Ostermann
Thursday 16th February with Vi and Ray Donovan (Chris Donovan Trust)
Thursday 23rd February with Lucy Jaffe (Why Me?)
Tuesday 28th February with Jacob Dunne
Thursday 2nd March with Tim Isherwood and Susy Barnes
TICKETS £15.00 (£12.50 concessions)
or £17.00 donation tickets
Donation Tickets: Every crime depicted in the play was committed by a person under the age of 21. We are working with Youth Offending Services in the local area to engage with young people at risk of offending or re-offending. By buying this ticket, you will enable us to run workshops and provide discounted tickets for young offenders.
Latecomers will not be admitted.