Idle, They Yammer

"Today's the day, right? That's what you said. What you prophesized. Today's the day we finish the job?"

We're all in the business of telling stories. Building narratives. Constructing meaning. To keep ourselves safe, to make sense of the senseless, to explain the unexplainable, or simply just to pass the time. But what happens when the stories we inhabit begin to crumble? How can we still manufacture hope in a world that's falling apart?

Idle, They Yammer is an ode to hard graft, a metaphysical conversation between people trapped by the very thing they've spent their entire lives building. We invite you to join us for our final reckoning at The Other Room in its current home. An ending? Of sorts. A new beginning? Almost certainly...

Cast & Creatives


TO BE ANNOUNCED - Watch this space!

We are pleased to announce we are holding an Open Casting Call for this production. if you would like more information about how to get involved, please click here!



Dan Jones

Set and Costume Designer

Simin Ma

Lighting Designer

Garrin Clark

Sound Designer

Johnny Edwards

Stage Manager

Theo Hung

Assitant Director

Carli De La Hughes


Ben Clark & Jafar Iqbal



Supported by

Gwneir y cynhyrchiad hwn yn bosibl trwy gefnogaeth hael gan y canlynol: Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Sefydliad Esmée Fairbairn, Ymddiriedolaeth Garrick, Bad Wolf TV Studios, Arts & Business Cymru ac Ymddiriedolaeth Carne.
This production is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garrick Trust, Bad Wolf TV Studios, Arts & Business Cymru, and The Carne Trust.


Tickets Huno Programme



Running Time

The running time is yet to be determined.

Closed Captioning Performances

There will be performances with Closed Captioning available (dates to be confirmed). We have 6 units available per show; feel free to request one at the door or, if you would prefer, contact ben@otherroomtheatre to secure a device in advance. 


Content Warnings



We can accommodate a maximum of one wheelchair user per performance for this production. Wheelchair tickets are available on Ticket Source. Please email ben@otherroomtheatre.com with any questions or queries.


More information

More access information can be found on the Your Visit Page.

 Artwork by Nic Finch.

Audio Description [The image is a poster. The poster shows the silhouette of two builders precariously perched on a plank high above the recognizable streets of Cardiff. They are specifically overlooking Bute Terrace, where Porter’s and The Other Room are based. The builders are surrounded by silhouetted scaffolding and crisp clouds. They are looking out to the horizon where dark skies fade into burning pink.]