Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He's just become a father. His friends say that he's outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.
Louder Is Not Always Clearer is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. 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 all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man's attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.
Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought provoking performances that engage and entertain audiences.
A brilliant exercise in empathy as it allows a hearing audience to briefly experience the world as Cotsen sees and hears it, Lyn Gardner, Stage Door
A deeply moving piece of theatre **** The Stage
The show uses creative captioning, English and BSL to make it fully accessible for deaf and hearing audiences.
Age guidance: 12+