Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Wednesday 8 May - Saturday 11 May

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Louder Is Not Always Clearer

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production

Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.

‘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.

Age: 11+

Devised and Performed by Jonny Cotsen

Devised and Directed by Gareth Clark
Sound Design Chris Young
Choreography Catherine Bennett

Support by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales
First commissioned by and performed at Experimentica17




"Jonny Cotsen’s autobiographical exploration of D/deafness and communication might be personal to him but his story also has a wider resonance."
The Stage
"Jonny Cotsen’s performance is excellent throughout, making much use of his physicality. This is an excellent show, and comes highly recommended."

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