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


Lowri Jenkins

Rhys Parry Jones

Dean Rehman



Dan Jones

Set and Costume Designer

Simin Ma

Lighting Designer

Garrin Clarke

Sound Designer

Johnny Edwards

Stage Manager

Theo Hung

Assistant Director

Carli De La Hughes

Fight Director

Kevin McCurdy


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.





Running Time

Approx. 90 minutes

Closed Captioning Performances

There will be performances with Closed Captioning on Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 May. We have 6 units available per show; feel free to request one at the door or, if you would prefer, contact jafar@otherroomtheatre to secure a device in advance. 


BSL Interpreted Performance

The performance on Thursday 18 May will be BSL interpreted by Sami Dunn. 

Please click here for the BSL flyer.


Touch Tours

We are able to offer a touch tour before each performance from Friday 12 May on request. Please be aware that touch tours on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May will be given by an untrained member of the team, and then from Tuesday 16 May onwards will be given by a member of the team who has received touch tour training. Please email samantha@otherroomtheatre.com to arrange in advance. Tickets for the show will need to be booked separately at www.ticketsource.co.uk/otherroomtheatre


Content Warnings

This production contains: 
- strong language
- blood
- haze / smoke
- sudden changes of lights
- sudden loud noises
With scenes depicting:
- blood
- suicide by hanging
- violence
- bodily mutilation
- bones breaking
And references to:
- death
- suicide
- eugenics
- war
- genocide
- the extinction of humanity / collapse in civilisation


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


More information

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



You can download a free version of the programme which includes a full credit list and biogs here - Idle_They_Yammer_programme.pdf


Image design by Jade Barnett

Image: Tower in water, AI-generated by Shutterstock 

Cloud overlay © Steven Erixon / Unsplash

Image Description [The image is a poster. The poster shows a tower rising up from an expanse of water against an atmospheric cloudy sky.]