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'Unspoken': media coverage of new play on stammering

| 06.07.2017

'Unspoken', a play about stammering, premiered at The Carriageworks theatre in Leeds yesterday, 5th July.

Radio 4, Today programme

The play was featured on the Today programme today 6th July. John Humphrys spoke to Trudy Stewart, co-writer and director of the play, and Jordan Halkier who has a stammer and trained the lead actor in the play to make his role as authentic as possible.

You can listen on BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wmk5g , about 2 hours 51 minutes into the programme (2:51:35). It is available until 5th August 2017, 9am.

Video clip from BBC Look North

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BBC Look North video (link to Facebook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 'Unspoken'

'Unspoken is a play about stammering by Neil Rathmell and Trudy Stewart. It ran Upstairs @ the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, 5th to 8th July 2017.

"Alex has a secret. A secret that makes him frustrated and ashamed. A secret he has tried to hide all his life. Until tonight.

Tonight he has to decide whether to tell his secret or choose once again to let it remain unspoken.

Unspoken is the story of a person who stammers and the many who struggle to be themselves. This new play will throw light on a much misunderstood problem. The King’s Speech was the must see film about stammering – this is the must see play!"

Some pictures of rehearsals in May 2017 when the stammering community came and talked to Leeds Arts Centre about stammering (photos by BSA member Richard Lloyd):

Rehearsal for Unspoken, with stammering community