by DACIA MARAINI
Translated by Sharon Wood
Directed by Nicolette Kay
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This is part of an international education project to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
November 20th at 11.00 a.m.
There is no ticket charge however there will be a retiring collection for the local women's refuge.
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The people who are very ignorant I would have told them to come and watch - open their eyes to the world.
Feedback from young audience member, Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle. March 2011
HURRIED STEPS is a powerful hour-long play, based on testimonies from real women. It recounts eight stories inspired by facts reported by Amnesty International and is written by renowned Italian playwright, poet, novelist and journalist Dacia Maraini, who has spent her career investigating women's issues. She has written a UK story exclusively for this production.
The stark, no-frills performance is followed by an hour-long discussion between the audience and a panel of local fieldworkers and experts.
"powerful, moving, expressive makes it more real"
Audience feedback, Amnesty International's Human Rights Action Centre March 2011
New Shoes Theatre is part of a loose artistic collection of theatre companies that are performing Hurried Steps world-wide to raise awareness and open a global debate about violence against women and girls. “With hurried steps these women flee from pain and discrimination. Inspired by real facts reported by Amnesty International, the text is a testimony, an accusation, a gesture of solidarity and acknowledgment of all those women who are still prisoners of a forced marriage, of a violent family, of a hustler, of tradition or of age-old discriminations which are so difficult to overcome.”
The performance will include a retiring collection which will be shared with the local women’s refuge
Hurried Steps was first produced in London, in association with the Finborough Theatre.