Man standing next to a sign that says deaf not stupid
Mr & Mrs Clark, Louder is Not Always Clearer ©

Jorge Lizalde 

The British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase is the single biggest opportunity for UK theatre companies to introduce their work to international promoters. The programme comprises new work that represents the very best of contemporary theatre and dance reflecting the breadth and diversity of British performing arts.

Since the British Council’s first Showcase in 1997 the event has given 400 theatre and dance companies the opportunity to tour overseas, building new relationships and opening new markets for the UK’s performing arts.

This year, two Welsh companies, supported by Arts Council Wales are represented on the British Council Edinburgh Showcase; National Theatre Wales’ Cotton Fingers and Johnny Cotsen’s Louder Is Not Always Clearer. 

Cotton Fingers

Company: National Theatre Wales
Venue: Summerhall – Main Hall 
: 31 July, 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20 -25 August 2019
Running time: 60 minutes
Age suitability: 14+

Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean cheese toastie. As boredom and hunger are satisfied by half an hour in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, what hope does Aoife have to regain control? A timely, politically-charged show written by award-winning writer Rachel Trezise at the time of the historic referendum of the eighth amendment in Ireland, Cotton Fingers takes us on a journey from Belfast to Cardiff.

@NTWTweets / #NTWCare

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Company: Mr & Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen
Date: 31 July, 1-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 August 2019 
Running time: 65 minutes
Age suitability: 12+
Venue: Summerhall - TechCube 0 

‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ focuses on the importance of connection with others and the struggle to do so affectively. This one-man show is and honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a man perceived to be full of confidence and outwardly social. In a hearing world Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer is a bold expose that highlights those differences. 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.

#LouderVClearer / @MrandMrs_Clark / @JonnyCotsen

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