Tue 2 - Sat 6 May 2023


Tue 2 - Sat 6 May 2023


6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm


£6; £25 for all 5 shows

Running Time

10-20 mins

Age Guidance


Audience Guidance

Contains strong language and sexual content.
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Theatre & Performance


This show takes place on the phone


"A thought-provoking piece that made you evaluate your own decisions"

North West End UK

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... the child of enslaved parents asks what freedom can really look like... A Black trans man embraces his queer manhood by challenging his own toxic masculinity. Contained within these new stories by Travis AlabanzaFelix Mufti-WrightOctavia NyombiEbun Sodipo and Campbell X, are secrets – and you’re invited to listen.

When All Is Said is a collection of 5 short plays, written by 5 Black trans people, in their own voices, delivered over the phone. Curated by Travis Alabanza and directed by Emily Aboud and Leian John-BaptisteWhen All Is Said offers you the opportunity to sit back and listen, as these worlds and journeys are brought to life.

BSL Interpretation is available for all of the performances. Please let us know if you require BSL by emailing info@shoreditchtownhall.com. BSL Interpretation is provided by Grace Buckle.

How to Book 

As each play is delivered over the phone in real time, capacities are very limited and you’re only able to purchase 1 ticket per time slot. Once booked, your ticket will allow access to one play by one writer, which will be randomly selected. One ticket allows access for one household, so if you would like to listen to the play with others, you will need to be next to each other when you get your call. Each play is between 10-20 minutes long

Multibuy Offer: All five plays for £25

If you would like to listen to all five plays, please add five different time slots to your basket, apply the code FIVESECRETS and receive £5 off your basket.

How it Works

When you book, please make sure you add the phone number you would like to receive the call to, to your account. Your phone number will only be used to deliver this play, and to contact you about your tickets if we need to – you will not be contacted for marketing through this phone number. You can read Fuel's Privacy Policy here, and you can read the Town Hall’s Privacy Policy here.

On your chosen day and time slot, you will receive a phone call from Fuel’s office number +44 (0) 207 228 6688. Please answer the call, sit back and listen. You do not need to engage with the person on the phone. The performer will attempt to contact you twice, if there is no answer, we will assume you do not wish to take part in the performance. Refunds will not be issued for anyone who does not answer the call.

Free Events

Tuesday 2 May, 5.15pm: Q&A with writers Campbell X and Ebun Sodipo, chaired by journalist Jackson King. For more info and to book click here

Saturday 6 May, 11am: Writing workshop with Deirdre O'Halloran. For more info and to book click here

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

Full FAQs

Is the show in person?

No, the plays are delivered over the phone. You are welcome to take the call from whatever location you wish to hear the performance. This can be your home, on a walk, or anywhere else you want.

If you wish to experience the same story at the same time as your friends, you will all need to be by the same phone.

I’ve entered the wrong phone number, please can I update it?

Of course! The quickest way to do this is to log in to your Shoreditch Town Hall account by clicking here and updating your details. Alternatively you can email us via info@shoreditchtownhall.com. For both of these options, please make any changes at least 24 hours before the start of the show. If you need to contact us within 24 hours of your show starting, please give our box office a call on 020 7739 6176.

I’ve just tried to book 5 different slots, but the offer code is not working

Please make sure you definitely have 5 slots available in your basket and re-enter the code. If you’re still having trouble, try using a different browser to book your tickets. Still no luck? Please give our box office a call on 020 7739 6176.

Will the performer who calls me have access to my phone number?

No, performers will not have access to your phone number.

What happens if there's a technical issue?

If there’s a problem during the phone call, someone from the Fuel team will be able to help you. Please contact them by emailing boxoffice@fueltheatre.com to supply an alternative number.

Even though this is a remote event, we would like you treat it like a performance. We ask that you please ensure that on the date and time of your booking that you are in a room where the connection is strong and that there is minimal background noise. We want you to fully appreciate the experience, and distractions or interruptions will adversely affect this.

Can I take a break during the call?

These stories are very short (no longer than 20 minutes). As our artists will be making multiple performances and calls that evening, our entire technical team are running to a tight schedule. You may not be called at exactly the time you booked for, but within a few minutes of that time slot. We therefore ask that you are available for the full 30 minutes as there will be no availability to pause on the performance or take a break during your call.

Is there audience participation?

No, there is no audience participation during the performance. We recommend for you to mute yourself throughout the duration of the performance in case there is any background noise. If at any point the performer feels uncomfortable due to unsolicited comments from an audience member or other, they have the right to stop the show and hang up.

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