• Rattle Snake

Event Details

Tue 17 Oct - Sat 21 Oct

Time: 7.45pm

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £16 - £14

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

Age Recommendations: 13+

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Written by: Catrina McHugh

Directed by: Charlotte Bennett

Designed by: Anna Reid

Lighting Designed by: Ali Hunter

Sound Designed by: Roma Yagnik

Starring: Christina Berriman-Dawson, Eilidh Talman

Rattle Snake

Open Clasp and Live Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal presents:

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.

This sharp, moving and unflinching new play is from the company behind the hugely successful Key Change which premiered at Live Theatre before winning The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2015 and featuring as a New York Times Critics’ Pick in 2016.

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.

Post Show Discussion: Thursday 19 October

"One of the most powerful pieces of theatre that I’ve witnessed in some time." - North East Theatre Guide

"Unmissable performance and impactful storytelling." - Live Review

Watch writer Catrina McHugh talk about Rattle Snake:

 Thu 19 October, 7:45pm

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