Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

Theatre (new writing, absurdist)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde history-play, exploring the self through the epic, Paradise Lost. Watch our characters emerge from history into a timeless void. A director and artist break onto the stage emerging into Dickens’ London pub, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. With its many nooks and crannies, you can’t help but wonder what stories it holds. The Characters: Homer (the ancient poet), Christopher Marlowe (the Elizabethan playwright), Katherine Parr (Tudor Queen), Constance Fletcher (a character of Gertrude Stein), Picasso, and Director (Pinter-esque).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Victor Salama 86 days ago

The actors of ‘Listen’ Performed their role perfectly like pro.
Chapeau to the director, Melanie Jehan, who gathered such a team and directed it.
I enjoyed every minute.

James Heavey 87 days ago

Best performance I’ve seen, highly recommend!

Michelle Boyle 87 days ago

A strong play in which characters from the past come out of history and discuss the meaning of life. Different, very interesting and thought provoking.

Jennifer Davidson 87 days ago

A truly unique show, stunning discussion of the purpose and power of language. Can history, perspective and time change the meaning of ones work and importance of their actions. In moderning a text is the initial artist lost? Why do we have a need to see the world change once we die despite the fact that the sun will rise no matter if you do or not. A uniquely intriguing play brought beautifully to life by actors who embody their role, showing their love for the play and their characters, capturing the audience for ever second.

Mark T 87 days ago

This is what Fringe is about, new talent with new ideas putting on a performance to make you think as well as being hugely entertaining. Listen! explores concepts we have heard of, through the eyes of Paradise Lost but in a new and innovative manner. Brilliant!

Dina Jones 87 days ago

Thought provoking and witty play, well written and performed! Engaging and full of amusing moments. Beautiful costume. A must see for book lovers.

JD 87 days ago

Great show tonight - ‘Listen...’ was deeply thought provoking. The arts interpreted through the eyes of practitioners separated by centuries but struggling with the same demons. Very interesting discourse on the nature of language. Fascinating and well acted by a strong cast.

Robert Jones 87 days ago

This is an excellent play, clever and thought provoking. A real gem. The actors are captivating and so true to their characters. A must see

gayle beveridge 90 days ago

Had a fun time at this intriguing play ! Can't say I understood all of it (ashamed to admit I haven't read Paradise Lost) but the talented young cast were full.of enthusiasm and carried it iff with great aplomb ! So lovely to see a show that challenges .....

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