In a societal climate actively pursuing egalitarianism and social change, ‘Rattle Snake’ explores the devastating consequences of domestic abuse, depicting the story of Suzy and Jen, two women who recount the harrowing details of their relationship with the abusive James.
With an abundance of critical-acclaim to boast, ‘Rattle Snake’, a phenomenal stage production directed by Charlotte Bennett and produced by Open Clasp in conjunction with Live Theatre, is set to be performed at Durham’s illustrious Gala Theatre later this month.
An epic tale based on the experiences of real women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse, ‘Rattle Snake’ was originally conceived as a training scheme for Durham Police Officers to improve the manner in which they respond to sexual and domestic violence.
‘Rattle Snake’ was written by celebrated playwright and co-founder of Open Clasp Theatre Company, Catrina McHugh. Originally from Liverpool but now based in the West End of Newcastle, McHugh’s valiant efforts across her theatre work saw her awarded an MBE in 2017 for her services to disadvantaged women.
“An epic tale based on the experiences of real women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse”
The production of ‘Rattle Snake’ sees the continuation of Open Clasp’s long and prosperous association with Live Theatre productions. The play follows on from the recent success of Open Clasp’s last production, ‘Key Change’, which was awarded the ‘Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award’ in 2015 and was featured as a ‘New York Times Critics’ Pick’ in 2016.
This deeply moving piece is sure to stir the emotions through a poignant representation of domestic abuse and is not to be missed!
‘Rattle Snake’ will be performed at the Gala Theatre, Durham on Wednesday 30th May at 7:30pm. Tickets, priced at £15.00 for adults and £13.00 for concessions, are available to purchase online at galadurham.co.uk or by contacting the Gala Box Office on 03000 266 600. Age recommendation: 15+.