Project information


A powerful play and discussion to provoke awareness of violence against women and girls. Followed a discussion with the audience and a panel of local fieldworkers. And a retiring collection for a local Refuge/organisation that support abused women. Plus related drama workshops with young women.

March 2013 - December 2013

Charity information

New Shoes Theatre

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  • Need


    Violence Against Women & Girls: Domestic violence is physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called 'honour crimes'. Domestic violence may include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently 'violent'. (Women's Aid)


    Any woman can experience domestic violence regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle. We bring the subject out into the open, giving a platform for local groups to advertise support services. We disseminate information about how and where to seek local help. Each performance raises funds for a local refuge or support group. HURRIED STEPS is part of a loose collection of companies performing globally. We aim to provide the event FREE to the audience.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To present the event free in order to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.


    » We will deliver the play as well a liaise with local service providers who will participate in the post-show discussion.

    We have written feedback and recommendations from audience members and field workers. They have been made more aware of the issue.

    Aim 2

    To work with young people


    » We are raising funds to work with the Youth Offending service in Brighton in March and with the domestic abuse support services in West Kent.

    That young women will be more informed and empowered.

  • Impact


    We hope to reduce the incidents of domestic violence. We draw attention to perpetrator programmes as well as support for victims. We hope to attract women to discreetly come forward for support.We have previously succeeded in recruiting volunteers to train as domestic abuse support workers, they came forward at the end of the show. Young people will relise that domestic abuse is not normal.


    Lack of funds affects this project, we can only perform a show when we have funding. We are continuously fund raising.


    We will email them with the dates of the forthcoming shows and keep them uptodate with the feedback that we gather at the end of each show. We have had online reviews. We have an informative website and Twitter feeds. A performance by young people on International Women's Day at the Dome Brighton

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,315

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,684 marketing press,web,print, advertise
      £950 venue (8 total) venue hire charges
      £5,390 fee 5 actors, 1 sm, 1 director x 2 weeks
      £912 R&R rehearsal room hire & Royalty payments
      £1,109 tour accomodation & fares
      £800 admin insurance & overheads
      £2,169 project manager
      £1,301 contingency 10%

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Cooperative Community Fund £2,980 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We will tour Nationally in November to mark the International day for the Elimination of violence against women and girls. we already have 95% funding for one of the shows.


    One in four women experience domestic violence regardless of socio-economic class. There is a well-documented effect on children and similarly there are costs to the health and social services. By raising awareness through the performance and through distributing the text to schools in the Kent area, and by discussing the issue, the benefit to the public will be that they will be aware earlier on when a relationship is abusive and will know where to access help and information locally.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity has grown out of a previous company called Muzikansky, also a charity, we delivered arts projects in areas of deprivation for seven years. We have high artistic standards as well as the experience of working with community groups and partnering with support services.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Board Of Trustees

    The Board are comprised of people that work or have worked in the field of social services, homestart, youth work, business and professional theatre.

    Nicolette Kay

    Artistic Director and Producer she takes care of the high standards in all aspects of the project. She works unpaid to make the project happen!


    Project Manager. We have had excellent support from paid interns and now we are looking to recruit a project manager.


Will pay for one person to see a show.