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