There is a little bit that's gonna blow your mind. I'll let you sit down and tell ya.
An explosive exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives were transformed by a 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 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?
"Anyone with an interest in drama should see this show because it delivers all the perfections great theatre aims for. Playwrights will watch it with a mixture of wonder and despair. I doubt if there’s a writer alive who could recreate the range of emotions this play lays on. It drags the audience to the very limits of human endurance... You emerge with your consciousness altered, your conception of human beings elevated and amplified. Which is the goal of great drama. A painful, shocking, vital, uplifting experience. Quite unforgettable." - The Spectator
"A piece of work of a quality this bald description can't convey" British Theatre Guide
“Compelling and raw. Art in its truest form” Colourful Radio
“Bags of innovative flair” Time Out
★★★★★ TheReviewsHub ★★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall
★★★★★ Colourful Radio ★★★★★ Upstaged Manchester
★★★★ London Box Office ★★★★ TimeOut
★★★★★ East London Radio ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
Created by Harriet Madeley
Directed by Max Barton
Sound design by Jethro Cooke
Production design by Georgia De Grey
Produced by Mark Knightley, Harriet Madeley & Lucy Curtis
Previous performances include
November 2016 - Pleasance Theatre (scratch night)
February 2017 - Old Red Lion
September 2017 - Theatre Royal Stratford East
December 2017 - HMP Grendon, HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Bethlem Psychiatric Hospital, the National Theatre (extract), the Mayor of London's Victims' Summit (extract)
April - June 2019 - Theatr Clwyd, The Lowry, CAST, Lighthouse Poole, Northern Stage and tour
Archie Backhouse Cathy Tyson Mark Knightley Harriet Madeley Bruce Kitchener