Green Door Action Against Domestic Abuse

Eighteen years ago I almost became a statistic, one of the two women who die, every week, at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.

But I lived to tell the tale. The tale is a play called Green Door. I wrote it and I perform it, but in March 2020 that came to a grinding halt when Covid-19 closed all the theatres. So I'm taking the tale online.

On Saturday 16th May 2020, at 7.30pm GMT, via Manchesters Finest I will be live streaming Green Door directly into your home completely free of charge.

Why? Because I firmly believe that if there had been more information about what domestic abuse actually is, and how to spot a perpetrator, I may well have been saved from an experience that robbed me of two decades of my life and very nearly ended it completely.  And so, my aim with Green Door is to raise awareness, to tell people all the things that I wish I had known almost 25 years ago.

I am raising money for two, not for profit, organisations. All donations are voluntary and those received will be split equally between The Emily Davison Centre and EdShift. The Emily Davison Centre in Accrington, Lancashire is home to five charities and is the first ending violence against women and girls hub in the U.K.  The centre is a vital resource for women and girls who need help right now. Today.

EdShift is a community interest company that delivers drama-based learning programmes across key stage 2 – 3 and 4 in mainstream and alternative education.  Through exemplary drama based learning workshops, they enable children and young people to explore conflict situations in a safe, fun and creative environment. And they tackle domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation in response to local and national need. In other words, they teach young people the things I wish someone had taught me when I was a child.

I am passionate about using my experience to bring about change in this country; a country that witnesses the deaths of two women every single week through domestic abuse. During the Covid-19 lockdown that figure has increased dramatically. I'm limited as to what I can do at the moment because Covid-19 is keeping me out of theatres and away from speaking engagements. But I can do this. I can stream this play and I can ask you, all of you who watch it, to donate whatever you can, every penny counts. 

You can save lives from your own front room.

Thank you.

More information about Green Door on the Made It Theatre website


Ann Brown

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