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You Heard Me

Luca Rutherford 

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Times: 7:30pm

Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £12)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 50 mins (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 14+

This event takes place in person in the Members Bar

Are you listening?

You Heard Me is for anyone who has been underestimated.
Anyone who has been told to shut up.
Anyone who has been afraid to walk home.

You Heard Me celebrates the quiet as well as the loud, the soft as well as the hard.

You Heard Me is a true story about the power to re-make, re-mould and disrupt. A celebration of a single moment of noise that freed Luca from an attack. Made her understand what it means to take up space. To heal. To be part of something much bigger than yourself.

This is a show about refusing to stay quiet and the power to re-make, re-mould and disrupt. This show exists because without using her voice, Luca wouldn’t.

Are you still listening?


★★★★  The Stage

★★★★  Scotsman

★★★★  Independent

Reviews for previous productions ‘Free School Meals’ and ‘Hold On Let Go’



This event takes place in person in our Members Bar. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


BSL Interpreted Performances: 3 & 10 October, 7.30pm. Interpreted by Vinessa Brant.


  • Contain references to sexual violence. 
  • Haze is used throughout at a low volume
  • A confetti cannon is used at one point, which may be startling
  • There are loud noises, some of them sudden
  • There are flashing lights, but no strobe
  • There is one blackout, towards the end of the movement section

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.


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Made by Luca Rutherford with Maria Crocker, Melanie Wilson, Tanuja Amarasuriya, Bethany Wells,  Bethany Gupwell, Linzy Na Nakorn, Jenni Jackson and Steph McMann.

An ARC Stockton Production, co-commissioned by The Albany, BAC, Cambridge Junction, Northern Stage and Theatre in the Mill 

Writer & Performer: Luca Rutherford
Director: Maria Crocker
Dramaturg: Tanuja Amarasuriya 
Composer: Melanie Wilson 
Designer: Bethany Wells 
Lighting Designer: Bethany Gupwell 
Movement Director: Linzy Na Nakorn 
Initial Movement: Jenni Jackson & Stephanie McMann 

We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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