The Silence and the Noise

A Pentabus Theatre and Rural Media co-production

Sun 19th Feb
16:20 (
60 mins)
Digital / Fun
Tickets from £13
Venue: Cavern
Age Guidance: 15+
Trigger Warnings: Strong language, with some references to violence, drug use and domestic abuse.

Ben and Daize are teenagers either side of a county line. Drug runner and daughter of an addict. As the adult world around them becomes deadly dangerous, do these natural enemies have it in them to save each other?

The film tells an urgent, relevant story with warmth and humour, speaking to audiences about deprivation, love, betrayal and hope.

A creative exploration of filming a play, discovering where film and theatre meet, by industry-leading rural arts companies Pentabus and Rural Media.

Directed by: Rachel Lambert and Elle While
Starring: Rachelle Diedericks and William Robinson

Trigger Warnings: Strong language, with some references to violence, drug use and domestic abuse.


The Difference Engine enables audiences to receive captions on their own mobile devices (smartphones / tablets) via a free app, at events using the Difference Engine system.

The Difference Engine App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is now available on the App Store (for iOS version 7.1 and above). Please note: some iPhone users have reported issues with accessing the captions via the app. If this is the case put the following link in your web browser for more details. https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/audience/

Devices running older versions of Android or iOS, or other operating systems (like Windows Phone), can still receive Difference Engine captions by using the web browser link above.

https://youtu.be/H23b1q0fXsI – This video shows you how to connect your device to the Difference Engine network, ready to receive captions – and the Guide on the app takes you through this too.

If you are still having problems, there are four tablets available on the day.

About the Difference Engine

The Difference Engine is an innovative tool created by Talking Birds Theatre Company to help make our performances accessible as possible – and now we’re working with other companies so they can use it too.


We operate “Pay More If You Can” pricing to ensure that our shows remain affordable and accessible to everyone.
You can find out more here.
Sun 19th Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street

A Pentabus Theatre and Rural Media co-production

About Pentabus

Pentabus is the nation’s rural theatre company. We are the only professional theatre company in the UK whose vision is singularly rural. We tour new plays about the contemporary rural world to new audiences in village halls, fields, festivals and theatres, telling stories with local relevance, plus national and international impact. We believe that every person living in an isolated rural community has a right to exceptional theatre. We are based in a Victorian school in rural Shropshire, and to date all of our work has been made here. It then tours village halls and theatres locally and nationally. Over four and a half decades we’ve produced 174 new plays, reached over half a million audience members, won a prestigious South Bank Show award, a Fringe First and were the first to live stream from a village hall. We have hosted a writer in residence since 2014 and they have gone on to be commissioned by the Birmingham Rep, the Bush, HighTide, Nottingham Playhouse, the National Theatre, Royal Court and Royal Welsh College.

We are a champion for rural young people aged 16 to 25 and Pentabus Young Company is our programme offering workshops, masterclasses, work experience and mentorships, as well as the opportunity to join our Young Writers’ Group, which has been running for nine years. Previous participants of the Young Writers’ Group have had their work presented at Ludlow Fringe, Latitude Festival and Hereford Courtyard. It is a springboard into further study and the arts industry.

About Rural Media

Rural Media Charity is a Hereford-based production company and charity producing award-winning films and digital arts projects. Founded almost 30 years ago we have a reputation, locally and nationally, for telling powerful stories from unheard voices, nurturing creative talent and creating digital arts projects that raise awareness, influence change and celebrate rural life.

Cast & Creative Team A Pentabus & Rural Media Co-production.

Tom Powell Writer
Rachel Lambert Director
Elle While Director
Em Smith 1st Assistant Director
Luke Collins Director of Photography
Producer Julie Colman
Chelsea Stevens Make-up Artist
Justin Dolby Sound Design
Billy Lambert Composer
Grant Black Executive Producer

Rachelle Deidericks Actor
William Robinson Actor


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