Starting on the UN Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and continuing for 16 days of activism, watch Rattle Snake online from 25 November – 10 December 2019 and share with colleagues, friends and family to help raise awareness of coercive control.
For tickets for free public screenings, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Spine tingling and visceral, Rattle Snake will literally take your breath away. An epic tale based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.
Following a national tour, this emotional tour-de force is being used to train frontline police officers responding to sexual and domestic violence after the UK law was changed, making coercive control in relationships a crime.
From the company behind Key Change, the New York Times Critics’ Pick and Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2015, streamed globally to an audience of 27,000 in 35 countries as part of the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women & Girls.
“Rattle Snake holds the voices of those who have survived coercive control and our aim is to make the best theatre we can to ensure those voices are heard. This play matters because we live in a world where there is a sense of entitlement to take away another person’s liberty, to control, threaten and annihilate. I want change; theatre is my way to make it happen.” Writer, Catrina McHugh MBE, Writer of the Year, Rattle Snake, 2018 (Journal Culture Awards)
We are encouraging screenings in community centres, workplaces, youth clubs, arts centres, pubs and clubs as well as organisations embedding the film on their website and/or promoting on social media. If you would love to hold a screening, embed or share, please email email@example.com and we will tell you how.
Age Recommendation: 15+
Sources of Information and Support
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 24 hour support service for women. 0800 200247
Karma Nirvana: a UK charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and Honour Based Abuse. 0800 5999247
Freephone Rape Crisis England & Wales: Provides support and services for women & girls who’ve experienced sexual violence. 0800 8029999
Galop: LGBT+ anti-violence charity. o800 9995428
Childline: Free, confidential support service for under 19 year olds. 0800 1111
|Sunday, 8th December, 8pm||Words Weekend, The Sage, Gateshead|
|Saturday, 30th November, 1pm||Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Saturday 7th November, 1pm||Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Thursday 28th November, 6pm||The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead|