Rattle Snake

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

Honour Network
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

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