Supporting The Global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Nov 25 - Dec 10 2021
In response to the global rise in violence against women and children during the pandemic, PUNCHED is a series of monologues and scenes based on women's experiences of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
On December 6th 2021 at The Criterion Theatre, there will be a fundraising performance of this play in support of the annual global initiative - 16 Days To End Global Violence Against Women - and to raise money for The Circle, Refuge and Southall Black Sisters.
Raw, honest, funny and devastating - surviors of all demographics and nationalities write searing truths; sharing experiences between generations and nations - our mothers, our daughters, ourselves.
Producers, Donna Air
(The Split, The Bubble)
and Lorien Haynes (An Open Secret, Everything I Ever Wanted to Telly My Daughter About Men)
are joined by collaborators Sadie Frost, Belinda Stewart Wilson, Sophie Linfield,
spoken word poet Miss Yankey
and a powerful line up of actresses - Tracy-Ann Oberman, Hester Ruoff, Issy Knopfler, Priyanga Burford, Sofia Barclay
and many more to follow - all standing in solidarity.
Written by Lorien Haynes, Rahila Gupta, Bliss Thomas, Peggy Vance, Sadie Frost, Belinda Stewart Wilson and Sophie Linfield
All profits from the evening will be donated to:
- a global feminist organisation founded by Annie Lennox supporting vulnerable women and girls around the world www.thecircle.ngo
providing helplines and protection for women and children against domestic violence www.refuge.org.uk
Southall Black Sisters
- who have spend over 40 years advocating to protect women and girls www.southallblacksisters.org.uk
For further help and support visit www.telleverything.org