Through the Whole Housing Project, Stockton Borough Council would like to invite representatives from local services and organisations with an interest in sustaining the health and wellbeing of the community to increase their awareness of coercive control through the screening of Open Clasp Theatres Rattle Snake Performance.

Coming together to raise awareness of coercive control, its impact, to gain knowledge in this area through this dramatic piece of theatre captured in film, followed by a Domestic Abuse awareness wraparound session delivered by Harbour Support Services.

Spotlight on Domestic Abuse:

Date: Wednesday 4th December
Venue: The Studio Theatre, The Arc Theatre & Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton-On-Tees. TS18 1LL

They are running two sessions, only one needs to be attended. Can we ask that you select either:
Am session -10am till 12 noon
or
Pm session – 1pm till 3pm session

Tickets available here:  

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/SpotlightonDA (am session)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/SpotlightonDA (pm  session)

Please note the password for each is Whole Housing Project

Tickets are FREE and currently limited to two per organisation with a limited number per session, we are asking that services select key members of their team to attend who will participate, handle the subject sensitively and return to disseminate the messages from the session carrying it to your teams.

Given the heightened emotiveness of the film/ the potential for the subject to act as a trigger for attendee’s staff will be on hand to offer support to those who may need it.

We would ask that services select key members of their team to attend who will participate, handle the subject sensitively and return to your teams to disseminate the messages from the session carrying it to your team.

‘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.’

“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).

Given the heightened emotiveness of the film/ the potential for the subject to act as a trigger for attendee’s staff will be on hand to offer support to those who need it.

The venue is fully accessible, any attendees with mobility issues could we ask that prior to the event you make contact with the event organiser so allocated seating/assistance can be arranged.

Please note two sessions will be running on 4th December only one needs to be attended as each will be a mirror image or the other.