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Produced and commissioned by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England

What secrets would you tell a complete stranger? 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. 

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 is slowly realising that coming to terms with yourself is a fraught and uneven journey.

When All Is Said is a collection of 5 short plays, written by 5 Black trans people, in their own voices, delivered live over the phone.

Curated by Travis Alabanza and directed by Emily Aboud and Leian John Baptiste, When All Is Said offers you the opportunity to sit back and listen, as these worlds and journeys are brought to life.  

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

Audience FAQs

Please note, this show will be delivered over the phone. 

You will be required to submit your telephone number during the checkout process. On the day of the show, on the performance timeslot you have selected during the booking process, you will receive a phone call from the performer and you will then listen to the play over the phone. 

To read full audience FAQ’s covering how you will be contacted, technical issues, breaks, audience participation and bookings for specific shows, please open or download this Word document here.


This show has a video with BSL and captions available throughout the run.

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10am – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

If you would like to access a piece of work through BSL, then please email and we will arrange a BSL-interpreted video to be sent to you.

Please note, content warnings include: sexual references, strong language, depictions of mental illness, abuse, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexual violence and general violence. 


This performance is a part of our flagship LGBTQ arts festival, Queer Contact. To learn more about Queer Contact 2023, and to explore other shows in the lineup, head to this page here.

  • Price
    Full Price: £8 | Concessions: £6 | £25 for all five shows!
  • Venue

    Please note, this is a live audio performance, delivered over the phone from wherever you are. 

  • Ages
    Suitable for ages 14+
  • Running
    30 minutes, various slots available between 18:00 and 21:00
  • Booking info

    See more and save more. To be eligible for the ‘Bundle ticket option’, please book 5 tickets across different time slots each night. Not only will you be able to listen to all of the stories, but you will also receive a savings discount of £15. Please note, this is a live audio performance, delivered over the phone from wherever you are. 

  • Genre
Date Time
13 - 17 Feb 2023
Performed live, over the phone
Various slots Book

Credits & Partners

  • Produced and commissioned by Fuel