Louder Is Not Always Clearer
By Mr & Mrs Clark
Presented by Strike A Light at Gloucester Guildhall
Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner and he’s just become a father. He is also deaf. He loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.
Jonny was born deaf and grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by hearing friends who did not use the word deaf. In fact, some of those people didn’t know Jonny was deaf until they saw this show.
Louder is Not Alway Clearer is about the importance of connecting with others and how hard it can be to do so. It’s the story of one man, who despite appearing to be sociable and confident is also vulnerable and at times isolated. It’s the very human story of trying to fit into a world when you don’t quite match the mould. In a hearing world, Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer highlights those differences in a warm and humorous way.
Using projection and mime, dance and drawing along with Johnny’s natural charm and humour this show brings the audience together, gets them on their feet and has them singing and sign-ing along in no time.
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.
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