Jonny Cotsen returns to the stage with the Louder is Not Always Clearer 2019 UK-wide tour

Mr and Mrs Clark present:  Louder is Not Always Clearer

Meet Jonny; teacher, father, artist. He loves music, festivals and nightclubs. He longs to sing.

Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son. Jonny underwent speech therapy and learned to lip read. He did not identify as ‘deaf’ until much later in life, always feeling disconnected from his disability but also disconnected from the world around him.

Louder is Not Always Clearer is is a funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong created and performed by a deaf man. Through this moving, passionate multimedia performance Jonny shares his story with you; explaining how he negotiates life as a deaf man in a hearing world.

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 everyone it is a humorous moving story of one man’s attempt to belong.

Louder is Not Always Clearer begins its UK tour this May.
The show is also part of this years British Council Edinburgh Showcase


The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions

Dates and venues

3rd May 2019           Galeri, Caernarfon

4th May 2019            small World Theatre, Ceredigion

5th May 2019             Machynlleth Comedy Fest

9th – 11th May 2019  Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

13th-15th May 2019   Bristol Old Vic

24th May 2019            Pencoed Library

Booking is essential