Rattle Snake is 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. 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, funded by Durham PCC and the AHRC and is used in the training of frontline police officers.

Rattle Snake is produced by Open Clasp and Live Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal.

Director: Charlotte Bennett

Writer/Artistic Director: Catrina McHugh MBE

Movement Director: Robby Graham

Creative Producer: Jill Heslop and Debbie Beeks

Set Designer: Anna Reid

Sound Designer: Roma Yagnik

Lighting Designer: Ali Hunter

Casting Associate: Nadine Rennie CDG

Publicity Images: Keith Pattison

Actors: Christina Berriman Dawson and Eilidh Talman