ear for eye
“Marchin’ days is over man.”
Patience is running out, times have changed.
And progress isn’t enough.
Black British. African American.
“Change don’t give-a-fuck
change gone do its thing with or without you.”
Snapshots of lives, snapshots of experiences of protest; violence vs non-violence, direct action vs demonstrations, ear for eye follows characters navigating their way through society today.
ear for eye is the latest work by Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning writer and director debbie tucker green, one of theatre’s most original and internationally acclaimed voices. Her previous plays for the Royal Court include a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun), hang, truth & reconciliation, and random.
Produced in association with Barbara Broccoli.
Theatre Dialogue Club: ear for eye
Thu 22 Nov 7.45pm (free but ticketed)
Theatre Club works like a book group: see the show in your own time, then come and discuss what you thought with other audience members over drinks. Co-hosted by Maddy Costa and Rhiannon Armstrong.
"An astonishing work of art."
Sam Marlowe, The Stage Read full review
"Structurally this piece is a marvel... the level of detail tucker green brings as a director is astonishing."
Connor Campbell, The Upcoming Read full review
"Brilliantly written & beautifully performed... a major and necessary piece of work."
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times Read full review
"Superbly acted and left me shocked and stirred at its evidence of palpable injustice."
Michael Billington, The Guardian Read full review
"A 16-strong ensemble of extraordinary power and presence"
Paul Taylor, The i Read full review
"Raw but riveting vision of race and power."
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard Read full review
"It is so original, ear and eye-catching that I found I was leaning forward in my seat to catch every word, each beat, each nuance."
Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage Read full review
"An intensely smart piece of theatrecraft. Its three components would make total sense in isolation; together they interact in a subtly devastating dance."
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out Read full review
"A brilliant example of the best in new writing, ear for eye succeeds because it raises your political consciousness while expanding your sense of the beautiful."
Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk Read full review
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm (except 31 Oct 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 3 Nov)
Captioned: Thu 8 Nov, 2.30pm
Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pm
Thu 22 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 17 Nov 2.30pm (Touch tour 1pm)
BSL Interpreted: Sat 24 Nov, 7.30pm | Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford
Running time: approx. 2hrs 10 mins (no interval)
Trigger warnings for productions
Smoke is used during the production
Not suitable for anyone
under the age of 14.
Choose a date
- Concessions First look Press Night Captioned Audio-described Show all
Fri 16 Nov 7.30pm
Sat 17 Nov 2.30pm
This performance is accessible for blind or partially sighted customers. The touch tour will be at 1pm.
Sat 17 Nov 7.30pm
Mon 19 Nov 7.30pm
All seats for this performance are £12 and will be released online at 9am on the day of the show.
Tue 20 Nov 7.30pm
Wed 21 Nov 7.30pm
Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm
Sat 24 Nov 7.30pm
This performance will be BSL Interpreted.