ASYLUM Arts present


Supported by Arts Council England, Pentabus, Unlimited and The Barbican Centre.

NHS therapist Luc is fine. Honest. She’s definitely not overwhelmed by meeting Owen, a new client, definitely not freaked out by what she’s started seeing, definitely doesn’t think her reality has been punctured and something else is leaking in. Luc goes for a swim and feels a hand dragging her down to the bottom of the lake…

A modest masterpiece

The Stage - for Tom Powell's The Silence and The Noise

When she surfaces, her reality is different. She’s haunted by tormented mice, shape-shifting shadows and secrets she thought she’d buried. As she hunts for Owen through this upside down world she comes closer to her past and the truth she’s desperately hidden.

An almost epic quality

The Guardian - for Tom Powell's The Silence and The Noise

With innovative creative captioning and haunting music, Papatango Winner Tom Powell's breath-taking new two-hander examines neurodivergence, hallucinations, and the state of mental health care. Directed by Stephen Bailey (Royal Theatrical Support Trust Sir Peter Hall Award Winner 2022), Surfacing uses new motion sensor technology to create responsive light and sound, evoking the lived experience of disassociation.

A stylish and atmospheric production

The Stage - for Stephen Bailey's The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man

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Tickets £18
Concessions £12

The following concessions apply on standard tickets:

  • Students & Under 25s
  • Job Seekers, Pension Credit & Universal Credit recipients
  • Access

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Venue: Mill Studio

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 15 mins without an interval

Show Times

Sat 8 Jun 2024, 7.45pm


All performances are presented in a relaxed environment, captioned and have integrated audio description.

To book accessible tickets and discuss your access requirements, please contact our Box Office.
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Advisory Info

Ages 14+

Contains strong language, mental health, animal testing (described) and mild horror.