Fuel Theatre present

New Work Festival: When All Is Said



When All Is Said is a collection of five short plays, written by five Black trans people, in their own voices, delivered over the phone.

What secrets would you tell a complete stranger?

A long taxi ride becomes a winding long journey into the past and the histories that shape us.
A phone call conversation opens up a powerful set of revelations about incarceration and the criminal justice system.
A university campus becomes a breeding ground for anti-trans hostility.
A child of enslaved parents asks what freedom can really look like.
A Black trans man is slowly realising that coming to terms with yourself is a fraught and uneven journey.

Contained within these new stories by Travis Alabanza, Felix Mufti-Wright, Octavia Nyombi, Ebun Sodipo and Campbell X are secrets – and you’re invited to listen.

Sit back and listen as these worlds and journeys are brought to life, curated by Travis Alabanza and directed by Emily Aboud and Leian John Baptiste.

Running time: 30 minutes per performance
Age recommendation: 14+ – These performances contain sexual references, strong language, depictions of mental illness, abuse, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexual violence and general violence.

Part of New Work Festival 2023 – Click here for the full line-up.


£6 per performance

Five for £25
Hear all five stories for £25, saving £5! To book this bundle, please contact our Box Office on 0116 242 3595, or in person at Curve. We recommend booking one slot per day, to ensure you aren’t allocated the same play twice.

When All Is Said will be delivered over the phone, and half-hour slots are available nightly between 6pm and 9.30pm. You will be required to submit your telephone number during the checkout process.

On the day of the show, on the performance time slot you have selected at the time of booking, you will receive a phone call from the performer and you will listen to the play over the phone.

To learn more about how you will be contacted, troubleshooting technical issues and more, please download our Audience FAQs here (PDF).

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Curated by Travis Alabanza and Anthony Gray
Directed by Emily Aboud and Leian John Baptiste

This project is produced and commissioned by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England.


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