After the success of the show’s 2021-22 tour, writer, theatre-maker, and artist Luca Rutherford will bring her impassioned You Heard Me to Battersea Arts Centre, before embarking on an autumn tour.
Exploring the complex and messy ways in which we connect to our internal power, Luca’s story of resilience and self-discovery empowers audiences to honour themselves by taking up space and finding their own voice.
You Heard Me is a true story that celebrates a single moment of noise that allowed Luca Rutherford to escape an attack.
This moment made her understand what it means to occupy space, to heal and be part of something much bigger than herself.
A theatrical experience about refusing to be silenced and the power to remake, remould and disrupt, You Heard Me follows one woman’s journey to reclaiming the space she occupies.
Luca said: “You Heard Me is rooted in my own personal story of sexual violence, specifically of escaping rape, and at the same time it is rooted in the messiness of connecting to your power, which is something I think we can all relate to.
“The show revolves around the confusing and non-linear journey to honouring ourselves enough to truly take up space, even in the quietest of ways.
The team and I haven’t hidden from the darkness of this story, but that is always at play with a magnetic sense of power and the capacity for joy within this.”
You Heard Me aims to be a poignant celebration of how we can help ourselves and each other find our voices – creating small ripples of change that become the catalyst for wider impact.
All performances will be relaxed – audiences are invited to move around if you need to, and if you need to leave the performance, you will be allowed to return when you feel ready.
The show runs from September 27 to October 14 at Battersea Arts Centre.
Picture: Luca Rutherford, You Heard Me Picture: Eastside
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