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About Open Clasp

Open Clasp make truthful, risk taking and unforgettable theatre from a female gaze to inspire new and young audiences. All our work is created in collaboration with women from the North of England. We have a proven track record since 1998.

"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide
"moving, funny and brilliantly acted... thought-provoking and heart-warming." The Journal
"At once endearing, hilarious, passionate and tear-jerking." Evening Chronicle
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation" British Theatre Guide
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way" Metro North East

Currently...Key Change

We collaborated with a brilliant group of women in HMP YOI Low Newton between February and May 2014 to enable them to tell their stories and devise and rehearse a new piece of theatre which was performed by the women...

Training DVD

Training DVD

Available now: Based on ground-breaking play Swags & Tails, created in collaboration with 166 older women, carers and care staff, Swags & Tails: Valuing good practice in care, a training tool is an engaging and effective person centred care training resource for providers of residential care and home care for older people.