The Listening Room

The Listening Room

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.

★★★★★ 'Throws a light on the human condition and elicits that most fragile but precious quality – hope' Breaking The Fourth Wall 

★★★★★ 'Compelling and raw. Art in its truest form' Colourful Radio

★★★★★ 'It’s theatre in a completely different way' East London Radio

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

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