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Can You Hear Me?

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: Voice notes from 15 February - April
  • Age Guidance: 13-25
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Sign up for our Weekly WhatsApp Broadcast to receive positive voice notes of hope and reflection straight to your phone, left by award winning industry professionals including playwright, rapper and beatboxer Testament, actor Lladel Bryant and comedian Maisie Adam.

How does it work?

1. Book a ticket to receive details of how to sign up and gain access to the WhatsApp Broadcast phone number

2. Save the phone number to your contacts (you need to do this to receive the broadcast) and send a WhatsApp message to the phone introducing yourself with your full name

3. Listen to the audio notes and messages when you want

4. If you feel like it, send us areply (don’t worry, it will just go to Playhouse, not everyone on the broadcast)–  voice your opinion, speak a poem, sing a song, reply in any audio style that suits you.   

We are listening, so let’s join up through sound, words and creativity.  We’ll share thoughts with you and we want to know what’s on your mind too.  

At the end of the project, to celebrate the sound we created within the broadcast, audio messages will be selected to contribute to a large soundscape mixed and edited by a professional Sound Designer.  

Watch this space for upcoming guest artists, speakers and writers.

Mon 15 February
Actor and playwright Charlie Josephine – a self-confessed ‘scallywag’ who’s proper passionate about making art that’s honest, visceral, sweaty.

Mon 22 February
Theatre Director Sameena Hussain is passionate about making theatre a safe & brave space, enabling dialogue & connection; a place to build a community and for it to thrive.

A message for participants, parents, guardians and carers 

Trained and experienced DBS checked Playhouse Staff are running the project. We will be listening to all the audio sent in by the guest artists and other young people signed up to the project.

Audio notes will be sent on WhatsApp through ‘Broadcast’. The good thing about ‘Broadcast’ is that only the Playhouse project ‘Can you hear me?’ team see your details and can contact you. This option does not allow participants to communicate between themselves or to see each other’s names and phone numbers. And, iyou don’t want to hear from us you can just delete the number from your contacts and our messages will no longer reach you.   

To hear the messages you will need to download WhatsApp, if you are under 16 you will need parental, carer or guardian consent to be involved.  

For full details on using Whatsapp click here


Book Tickets

Mon 1 Mar 21
11:00 PM
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors