An epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.
A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable.
Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.
Coinciding with the change in UK law in 2015 making coercive control in relationships a crime, Rattle Snake was originally commissioned by Durham University and Durham Constabulary and funded by Durham PCC and the AHRC and is used in the training of frontline police officers.
Sources of Information and Support
National Domestic Violence Helpline
24 hour support service for women: 0800 200247
a UK charity that supports victims and saviours of forced
marriage and Honour Based Abuse: 0800 5999247
Freephone Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0800 8029999
An Open Clasp and Live Theatre production, in association with York Theatre Royal
- 21st – 30th SeptemberLive Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ
- 2nd OctoberRape Crisis @ Morpeth Town Hall
- 3rd OctoberTeesside University, Middlesbrough
*Sold Out - waiting list only
- 4th OctoberSunderland Stages @ The Royalty Theatre
- 5th OctoberRiverside Community Health Project, Newcastle
- 9th OctoberWest End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle
- 17th – 21st OctoberYork Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD
- 23rd – 28th OctoberSoho Theatre Company, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE