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Louder Is Not Always Clearer

🗓 Thursday, November 14th, 7:30 – 9 :00
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £12/£7

By Mr & Mrs Clark

Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner and he’s just become a father. He is also deaf. He loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.

Jonny was born deaf and grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by hearing friends who did not use the word deaf. In fact, some of those people didn’t know Jonny was deaf until they saw this show.

Louder is Not Alway Clearer is about the importance of connecting with others and how hard it can be to do so. It’s the story of one man, who despite appearing to be sociable and confident is also vulnerable and at times isolated. It’s the very human story of trying to fit into a world when you don’t quite match the mould. In a hearing world, Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer highlights those differences in a warm and humorous way.

Using projection and mime, dance and drawing along with Johnny’s natural charm and humour this show brings the audience together, gets them on their feet and has them singing and sign-ing along in no time.

The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall

Mr and Mrs Clark LTD

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The Money

🗓 Thursday 21st November
📍 The Chapter House Room, Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Tickets – Player: £10 (limited to 15 players)
Silent Witness: £12/£7

A Kaleider Production
Conceived and Directed by Seth Honnor

How To Play

Become a Player by donating to the pot. Work with other Players to decide what to spend the group’s money on. You have 1 hour to come to a decision. If you decide unanimously in the allotted time you get to take the money away and spend it. But if you don’t agree with your fellow players you relinquish your privilege to spend the money and the money rolls over to the next show.

If you’re the quiet observing type you can become a Silent Witness and watch as the group of Players attempt to decide how to spend the money they’ve donated. And if you want to voice your opinion you can always become a Player by buying your way in.

Spend the money on whatever you want. Be as creative as you like. Just keep within the law.

Brilliant’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian ★★★★

“This is a clever, thought provoking experience unlike any I’ve witnessed before” Total Theatre

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Cathedraloucester
A Kaleider Production
Conceived and Directed by Seth Honnor

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🗓 6th December – 4th January
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets: Standard Dates – £12 Adult/ £8 Child
Premium Dates – £15 Adult/£10 Child

This Christmas Gloucester Guildhall presents a magical adaptation of the classic tale, Pinocchio.

A festive adventure for the family, complete with live music, singing and puppetry.

Pinnochio is a wooden puppet who just wants to be a real boy.

On a quest to make this happen, he falls into a wild adventure with dodgy foxes, a fun factory, a nosy cricket, a blue fairy and a whale at the bottom of the ocean.

With an ever growing nose and a scent for adventure, will Pinocchio ever become a real boy?

Join us for an evening of family friendly fun.

Run Time: 105 mins (incl interval)
Recommended for ages 6+
Child tickets valid for U14’s
Performances start at advertised times. Please arrive in plenty of time before the event begins. Late admittance cannot be guaranteed. No refunds are available for late arrivals.

For special arrangements or carer tickets for disabled customers, please book tickets directly with our box office by calling 01452 503050

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

What’s different?

– there will be a designated Access Staff member to welcome you on arrival

– the lights in the auditorium will be up slightly so that it’s not too dark

– the sound levels of the show will be reduced slightly, to make the performance more accessible to those who have sensory sensitivities

– the strobe light effect and pyro effect (very loud bang) will be removed from these performances

We are also offering an Access Tour prior to Relaxed Performances. These are for any audience members who feel they would benefit from coming to the theatre space in advance of the performance. Starting 1 hour prior to the performance start time, and lasting approximately 20 minutes, Access Tours are a facilitated tour of the space plus introduction to the set, costumes & props used in the show. Audience will also be able to ask any questions they may have about the performance and venue facilities in advance. (Spaces on Access Tour are limited to 20 people and bookable by calling Box Office.)

Relaxed Performances & Access Tours offered on:

Saturday 28th December, 12pm (Access Tour at 11am)

Friday 3rd January, 12pm (Access Tour at 11am)

Please note that this is a family friendly show, and therefore all performances have a relaxed atmosphere, where audiences can move about, make noise and leave for the loo when they need to! In addition, a Quiet Space is available at all performances for anyone needing to exit the performance at any time.

A full Access Pack is available on our website here:

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall

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The Little Prince comes to Matson

🗓 Saturday 1 February, 2.30pm
📍 Robinswood Primary School, GL4 6HE
🎟 Pay what you like

A GL4 event, in partnership with Strike A Light


Sneak peeks

Gorgeous costumes, funny characters, inspiring ideas

What to expect

Bring the whole family on a MASSIVE, INCREDIBLE journey across the entire universe of stars, ideas and dreams – somehow magically crammed into the school hall at Robinswood Primary!

Suitable for ages 5-105 – babies welcome, too! 👶

Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups…

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together, they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love.


“St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role”
The Observer

“Charming, imaginative and playful”
The Stage

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Made by Protein Dance
Directed by Luca Silvestrini

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Australia Is Burning.

🗓 Thursday 6 February, 6pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £5 or pay what you like

🌏 Fundraiser for Australia 🌏

As the Australian wildfire fires destroy lives and homes every day, the climate emergency has never been more evident.

This is your chance to make an impact.

Join us for live music, performances and poetry as we present our creative response to the climate crisis.

All proceeds will go towards the school strike for climate movement and the wildfire relief fund.

Strike A Light are proud to be supporting young people from UKSCN Gloucester to produce this fundraiser.

For audiences of all ages
6pm – 8pm

Presented by Strike A Light and UKSCN Gloucester
Performers: Drifted – Issy Winstanley – DHRUV & more!

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Artists 4 Artists hip-hop showcase

🗓 Tuesday 17 March, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
Tickets: £12/£7 – discounted floor seats: £5!


The Guildhall’s music hall, usually used for gigs and bands, will be transformed into a hip-hop dance floor

A masterful evening demonstrating the wealth that hip-hop has to offer from three UK rising talents. A triple bill of energy, passion and grit that’s not to be missed.

Happy Father’s Day by Dani Harris-Walters is a solo work and a reflective coming-of-age piece with a comedic edge.

Fig Leaf by Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash explores toxic masculinity in British people, opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies.

Man Up by Kloe Dean explores the stark realities of male suicide and the parallel emotional journeys for those left behind.

For audiences of all ages
75 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

“captivating in performance – craft, intelligence and no shortage of integrity”
Ian Abott, Writing About Dance

“Happy Father’s Day is a fully-fledged theatrical triumph…It was all performed with the engaging and uninhibited charm of a seasoned professional”
Graham Watts, Chairman of the Critics’ Circle: Dance Section

“Nash’s fiercely intelligent FIG LEAF harnessed the heightened aggression of krumping to grapple with toxic masculinity”
Donald Hutera, Breakin Convention 2019

Presented by Strike A Light and Artists 4 Artists
Choreographers: Dani Harris-Walters, Kloe Dean, Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash
Photos by Sophie Bradbury, Carmen Klammer and Camila Greenwell

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Is Theatre Just For Posh People?

🗓 Thursday 12 October 2017
10:30am – 5pm
📍St Hilda’s Hall, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6JG

A one-day event for Arts industry professionals in the heart of Matson, Gloucester’s largest housing estate, actively exploring the question “is theatre just for posh people?” co-hosted by GL4 festival, Strike A Light and Create Gloucestershire and fabulously supported by Gloucester Services.

Over the last year Strike A Light’s conversation and action around diversity has thought about class:

How do we engage with the predominantly working class audiences who live in Matson, Gloucester’s largest social housing estate?

Gloucester is traditionally known as an area of low cultural engagement, with areas in wards, including Matson, ranking in the most deprived fifth of neighbourhoods nationally.

In 2016 we started to work collaboratively with Matson residents and co- produced their first theatre festival;  the GL4 Festival.

The GL4 Festival enters its third season in October and are proudly co-hosting this national industry event, is theatre just for posh people?, with Strike A Light and Create Gloucestershire.

What to expect on the day:

It will be informal, action based, conversational, jargon free, with delicious lunch, new performance and brilliant panel speakers including:

  • Rhiannon White from CommonWealth
  • Conrad Murray, Beat boxer and Artistic Director of the Beatbox Collective