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Rattle Snake touring in the Autumn

Rattle Snake touring in the Autumn

We're delighted to announce that our new play Rattle Snake will be co-produced with Live Theatre Newcastle, in association with York Theatre Royal for a tour in the Autumn (including a week at Soho Theatre).

Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.

"Rattle Snake was originally commissioned to train police officers in coercive control in domestic abuse back in 2015. Officers sat in bullet proof vests daring us to make an impact and we did. It was a total honour to collaborate with the women who inspired the story. Rattle Snake is important theatre that takes your breath away and changes lives and we are delighted to be working with Live Theatre and York Theatre Royal to ensure it reaches a wider audience." Catrina McHugh, Writer and Artistic Director.

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Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison" New York Times
★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance" The Stage
"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
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide