by Jenna Fincken
I don't think I'll ever
meet someone who
loves me as much as
Ryan loves me and
hates me as much as
Ryan hates me
A loving relationship can be anything but. In this one-woman thriller, Ruckus explores coercive control, an issue not widely recognised - yet its side effects kill up to three women every week in the UK. Each moment of the play has been inspired by real women and real stories.
Acclaimed by critics and audiences, this powerful piece sends shivers down the spine and brings to light the suppression caused by coercive control.
During its original run at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022, Ruckus was the 1st Finalist for the Popcorn New Writing Award 2022, shortlisted for The Filipa Bragança Award, and winner of a Lustrum Award.
This edition was published to coincide with the run at the Southwark Playhouse in London, in October 2022.