"It feels as though those involved have worked closely together, and the overall effect is powerful. (...) Unheard undoubtedly succeeds in igniting discussions that should be had about stories that shouldn't be silenced." - A Younger Theatre
UNHEARD is a unique new writing festival exploring themes around sexual abuse and violence. The Festival will feature scratch performances of new short plays, rehearsed readings of new one-act and full length plays as well as a spoken word event and a one-woman-show. Furthermore, UNHEARD will also be presented in combination with three V-Day benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues.
Scratch Night One - Saturday 21st February at 7.30pm
starring Roisin Keogh & Harry Winterbottom
Breathless, partly based Sam's own experience, explores how a naive, trusting teenager becomes embroiled in a destructive relationship.
A survivor describes his first year after being raped. Lyrical, beautiful but also honest, and ultimately, more about survival than abuse.
At a job interview, on a first date, and at a dinner party, Tess wonders if she can really pretend that everything’s back to normal.
Bee contemplates an adulterous liaison, unaware that husband Barry also has a secret. Are they brave enough to share the truth?
A young woman recounts eerie visions of past sexual partners as horror monsters.
Scratch Night Two - Sunday 22nd February at 7.30pm
starring Amy Harris and Danny Granger
A conversation that would probably never happen. Some of us just want it to.
A young boy who has confined himself to the attic with only his imagination and his starship’s best fighter pilot…his teddy bear.
In this haunting, poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack.
Stuck inside Yarl's Wood detention centre, Sylvia has little chance of being granted asylum, unless...
Four actresses portray a character at different stages between childhood and adulthood, on a journey shaped by abuse.