Quiet Hands - stage play

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Pierhead Building

National Assembly of Wales

Cardiff Bay

CF10 4PZ

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We are staging an extra performance at 4.30pm

because the 6.00pm performance is now fully booked. Please go to 'Quiet Hands - Pierhead' to book tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quiet-hands-pierhead-tickets-50594368117


Quiet Hands follows a young autistic man who encounters the dangererous world of "mate crime" while trying to rebuild his friendship with his estranged brother. The play runs for 45-50 mins, followed by Q and A discussion, with complementary wine & welshcakes. This is a rare chance to see the acclaimed play by Tim Rhys, directed by Chris Durnall, for free. Suitable for age 16+.

“Packs a powerful punch… James Ashton is excellent as a half naive and half bitter brother and a menacing Mo, who is a mean predator.”

(Arts Scene in Wales)

“Rhys’s sharp script... using playful banter which quickly shades into overt bullying… Under the direction of Chris Durnall, the atmosphere of threat remains tangible throughout. A powerful, relatable drama.”

(British Theatre Guide)

“Tim Rhys writes with a real beauty, with care and sensitivity and a clear grasp of his subject. Extremely compelling actor Joshua Manfield again plays Carl… Mate Crime is in the air. Director, Chris Durnall and his excellent cast subtlety introduce a sharp note of tension and theatricality into the early moments of the play. This turns to a sharper realism as matters become more desperate… Game over, mate crime has worked! Well, has it? The answer lies in the final moments of this very fine and delicate production that I urge you to see.”

(Theatre in Wales)

"Fantastic opening night! Very moving and thought-provoking for me on a personal level. Loved the intensity of being so close to the actors. I think I went through every emotion! Well done to all involved."

Bethan Jackson reviewed Quiet Hands5 star

"What a brilliantly well-told story. This was advertised as a play about autism and mate-crime, but not one moment did I feel I was being force-educated, yet I came away with a little bit more (dare I say) understanding about both. A well-written, thought-provoking play, executed by talented cast and direction. I truly hope this production goes on tour."

Cheuky Chan reviewed Quiet Hands5 star

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Event sponsored by Mark Isherwod, AM, Chair of Cross-party Autism Group at the National Assembly for Wales.

Supported by Wales Autism Research Centre, Cardiff University and Arts Council of Wales

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National Assembly of Wales

Cardiff Bay

CF10 4PZ

United Kingdom

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