Lady In Red


One woman’s struggle to break the chains of love

The definitive play on coercive control.

Lady In Red

It is Christmas Eve and ‘Rose,’ a woman in a red dress, awakes to find that she has no memory of who or where she is. As she gradually weaves the threads of memory together, a dark and violent picture begins to emerge….

Compelled to leave for fear of her life Rose begins to pack…but it’s dark outside and the house is full of strange noises.

Will she escape, before her attacker returns? …Or is he still in the house?

Lady In Red

combines superb dialogue, a compelling plot, inspired performance and evocative colours to create an unforgettable experience – a journey through one woman’s attempts to leave an abusive relationship.

Lady In red

We are honoured to be performing as part of  Preston Domestic Violence Services 30th Anniversary Celebrations at St Cuthberts Church, Fulwood, Preston on Thursday 20th June 2024 at 1:30PM. There will also be a speech from The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and CAKE! Book your free ticket HERE

Lady In Red

provides an excellent means of focusing on the complex issues surrounding domestic abuse and is an ideal event in itself as well as a great way to help focus your own event or training.

Power and control, physical, emotional and psychological abuse, fear of the unknown and “Why doesn’t she leave?” are just some of the issues raised in this contemporary look at domestic violence.

The accompanying after-show discussion with the writers and actors enables audiences to connect with these issues in an accessible and positive way.

Lady In Red has toured the UK and as far as The Falkland Islands

"Amazing! The performance of Lady In Red blew me away - beautiful writing truly unique. THE best play I have ever seen. After-show discussion with the company was a real eye-opener such passion and knowledge Cannot wait to see something else - or to see Lady In Red again at my local theatre."

Maureen Taylor Google review

"Absolutely Breathtaking to watch. Excellent performance riveting from start to finish"

Neil – Probation, London

“What a wonderfully perceptive performance. The issues of DV were powerfully addressed. We need to get this seen Countrywide!”

Bernadette – Bromley Children’s Project

"Amazing, Powerful! I will never forget it! So empowering – keep up the good work- it is so needed”

Women Arise Institute

"Beautifully written & performed play and rightly shortlisted for the Amnesty Int Freedom of Expression Award. This will stay with me for a long time"

Sara Jennings – Audience member

"Lady in Red accomplishes the nearly impossible. It powerfully conveys the lived experience of coercive control, including its most devastating effects on one woman's dignity and autonomy, while embracing her capacity for hope and resistance. Alternately outrageous, thrilling, moving, educational and a springboard for action,. This is political theater at its very best."

Evan Stark Ph.D. MSW Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and author of the award-winning Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life.

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