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About Open Clasp

We are a multi award-winning women’s theatre company seen as exemplars in our field with a proven track-record of success since 1998. Our unique approach and practice collaborates with women on the margins of society to create exciting theatre for personal, social and political change.
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Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison" New York Times
★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance" The Stage
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation" British Theatre Guide
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way" Metro
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide

Currently...Rattle Snake

It's like living trying to predict the unpredictable - A play about the impact of coercive controlling behaviours  

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