Voices of domestic violence victims to be heard at Citadel

The cast of And Then You Kissed Me
The cast of And Then You Kissed Me

A dramatic play about domestic violence is coming to a St Helens theatre next week.

Media City-based, twice award-winning theatre company, Footlights, will perform And Then You Kissed Me at the Citadel on Friday, January 15.

The play uses verbatim accounts from victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and the authorities who deal with the day to day realities.

Jo Fisher, director and creator, said: “We hope to make people more aware of the triggers and the consequences of domestic violence through the voices of those most closely affected by it.

“This is a subject that we’re often unaware of until situations become untenable. Even then, the authorities are not always set up to deal with the victims or the perpetrators.”

There will also be performances across the North West, at The Met, Bury on Tuesday January 12, The Lowry Studio on January 13 and 14.

There will also be a flash mob performance at Manchester Piccadilly Station on Monday January 11 where the cast will perform emotive extracts from the play during the evening rush hour.

The play marks the beginning of a campaign that hopes, through the arts, to open up the subject of domestic violence, in all its many forms, and to get people talking.