• Rock and a Hard Place - Raising Awareness of Coercive Control

  • Thu, 10-10-2019 at 19:00
  • Wombourne Library & Community Centre
    Church Rd
    WV5 9EZ Wolverhampton
Rock and a Hard Place - Raising Awareness of Coercive Control - Wombourne Library & Community Centre - Wolverhampton

When it comes to domestic abuse, it’s more than the blows that do the damage...Written by Lynn Morris and performed by Journeymen Theatre and performed in partnership with The Haven as part of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month.Join us at Wombourne Library for this captivating and chilling performance that addresses and raises awareness of coercive control in abusive relationships. The performance is 65 minutes with a Q&A afterwards with the actors, and staff team at The Haven. This production is incredibly thought provoking and will leave you wanting to do more to put an end to domestic abuse.SUITABLE FOR 17+"Kayleigh is a talented teenager whose life should be full of promise. Instead, she finds herself in a cycle of domestic abuse from which there seems no escape until Aunty Jan helps her find a way out, after twenty long years of ‘put up and shut up’. Based on a true story, together with the combined true life experiences shared by other women, the play explores the complex nature of domestic abuse, ranging from coercion in its many forms to women’s deaths at the hands of abusive partners.Rock and A Hard Place also reveals the impact of funding cuts on the refuge system and on support available for women like Kayleigh and is an appeal to all of us to both recognise and highlight this major human rights issue in our own communities.Commissioned by Gloucestershire Quakers, all profits from this play will be donated to The Haven Wolverhampton.***WARNING - This production may contain content that some may find distressing.There is parking available at the library and community centre and additional parking can be located across the village of Wombourne.