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Regional tour 2011

BlueGiro

"You told the story amazingly well"

Audiences agree BlueGiro is achieving its aims of uncovering myths around sexual violence, and of creating exciting, challenging theatre...

"Wow!" Last chance to see BlueGiro.

"It made me laugh for the first time in ages which isn't easy when you're Bipolar!" Find out what people are saying about BlueGiro, and don't miss your chance to see the show!

What Young Women Want Men to Remember in 2011

On International Women's Day 2011 Open Clasp ran a workshop with 75 young women in Sunderland. They told us what messages they would like men to remember, to keep women safe.

"Kept me spellbound"

What people are saying about BlueGiro

BlueGiro "Another star turn from Open Clasp"

Audiences are loving BlueGiro. Don't miss it.

Bring BlueGiro To Your Community

Rehearsals are underway and BlueGiro starts touring in February. If you want it to visit your community you need to act now.

BlueGiro Rehearsals Underway

Rehearsals for Open Clasp's new production BlueGiro are underway and we're all very excited about it.

BlueGiro auditions this month.

Open Clasp is getting a team together for BlueGiro. We're auditioning this month, and seeking a crew for our Feb-Mar 2011 tour.

BlueGiro to Tour 2011

Open Clasp have announced our brand new play, BlueGiro , will tour in February and March 2011.

BlueGiro toured the region during February and March 2011.

Thanks to the following groups who directly informed the creation of BlueGiro through a series of drama workshops in Open Clasp's One in Four project:

  • Sixty, Eighty, Thirty
  • Eva Women's Aid
  • Sandhill View School
  • Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre
  • Interface
  • United Black Youth Association
  • West End Women and Girls Centre
  • Women's Support Network and Jigsaw
  • RSACC Darlington & County Durham

The On in Four project used Open Clasp’s tried and tested format of issue-based drama workshops with community groups who created characters which were brought together in BlueGiro. Following consultation with community groups and professionals across the region each group involved in the project considered sexual violence in today’s society. The title One in Four reflects the number of young women and women affected by sexual violence.

Jodie might have that undefinable "something" that makes for star quality, and she's on the move, and so is mum Evie and neighbours Lisa and Laura. Set against the backdrop of a televised singing competition BlueGiro tells the story of a young woman's desire to grow and a mother who threatens to stop the show.

BlueGiro aims to expose the myths that protect perpetrators of sexual violence.

Recommended for 13+

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BlueGiro toured regionally with a total of 30 performances and 13 accompanying drama workshops reaching 2305 people through performances and 706 through workshops.

"It blew the myths out the water in a very powerful way."

"You showed that it can happen to anybody from any background, and more often than we think."

"It helped to remind staff that they are working with cases which are about real people, who are deeply affected by their experiences. There is a great temptation to think of our casework in analytical terms, and to lose the human element."