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'On Me' sexual abuse play and discussion

Poster for "On Me"

Independent theatre company Dangerous To Know takes hard-hitting, award-winning play On Me to Waterside Arts in Sale, Manchester (May 2) and Bolton Library (May 16-17).

The play, by Manchester-based writer and actor Caroline Lamb, deals with sexual abuse, rape and the victimsation of women, whose fear and experiences can often be severely traumatising.

Actors Shona and Christian have just started working together on a true-crime docudrama. Christian plays a cruel abuser-turned-killer and Shona his survivor. As filming progresses, their feelings for each other grow – along with fear, self-doubt, frustration and a creeping sense of danger.

Two years ago the play received an Off West End OFFfest award, as well being shortlisted at the Greater Manchester Fringe awards for Best Drama and the Write for the Stage prize for new writing.

The Waterside evening starts with the play, which will run for an hour, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the creative team, workers from local charities and academics who helped to develop GMCA 's gender-based-violence strategy. Representatives of the Trafford Domestic Abuse Service and Trafford Rape Crisis will be present to help audience members who may be affected by the themes of the play.

The evening is suitable for those aged 15 and over.

More info and tickets here


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