Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd , Mon 25th - Sat 30th SepDrama, Gerry’s, On Stage
The extraordinary story of five victims and offenders who agreed to meet
"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 were transformed by three moments of violence.
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?”
By Harriet Madeley. Directed by Max Barton.
'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
'The air was thick with emotion and the room was filled with tears, laughter and compassion as the story addressed the raw beauty and pain of victim awareness, from both sides.' The Prison Fellowship
Winner of The Chris Donovan Trust Restorative Justice Award for Best Play. OFFIE Nominated for Best Ensemble.
Running time: 70 mins
Age guidance: 14+
BSL interpreted performances: 20 Sep at 7.30pm and 23 Sep at 3pm
Post show talks: Tue 19, Thu 21 and Wed 27 Sep (free for those with a ticket for those performances)
Rehearsal Photos. Credit: Hannah Anketell