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Written in response to the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa, ‘Violent Circumstances’ explores four women’s stories of everyday events that quickly into exhausting, humiliating, terrifying and fatal experiences. This unfiltered, angry and darkly comic piece by new company, Active B!tch Face Theatre exposes the unknown and ignored experiences of women’s everyday struggles with harassment, sexism and violence.
Active B!tch Face Theatre is a female-led graduate company dedicated to creating theatre with womens issues and lives at the centre of the work and to having women sitting in the big decision making roles on the production team. Artistic director, Susannah works alongside a number of associate artists who share the same ideas that a rehearsal space can be collaborative and can fight against the hierarchicial structure imposed by a long standing patriarchal system.
Press & Reviews There Ought To Be Clowns
'Susannah Cann’s Violent Circumstances burns with immediacy and a painful relevance'
'There’s a stark request to sit and listen, not to look away or laugh off the daily realities of danger, harassment and outright violence. A company to watch out for.'
'Cann – who also directs – makes a powerful point about the many different ways in which women can find ourselves at risk'
'It’s an important play that deserves to have a future and to be seen and heard by more people – because in this particular fight, every little helps.'
Cast & Creative Team Director & Writer: Susannah Cann
Movement Director: Annabel Lisk
Composer: Cat Thomas