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"...I’m knackered. I’m broke. I ache. I hardly sleep. I do it without any help. Those lads rely on me. Solely me. I walk the line for them..."

Workie Ticket would like to invite you to take part in our WALK THE LINE project which will include an interactive theatre workshop about domestic abuse, male violence against women and girls ( MVAWG) and post-separation abuse.


The workshops will include a performance of ‘I Walk the Line’, a short play written by JoJo Kirtley about single mother Steph, who sings to block out her abusive ex and remains determined to ‘walk the line’ for her two sons. Based on real-life events,  ‘I Walk the Line’ will be performed by actor and survivor Ashlea Sanderson and directed by Charlotte Ryder.


The workshops will lead up to our very first Workie Ticket conference, delivered as part of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism to end gender based violence. This unique and creative survivor-led conference will include live and recorded performances, an art exhibition, keynote speakers from White Ribbon and Northumbria University and an expert panel discussion. Participants of the workshops and the creative conference will help contribute to our WALK THE LINE action plan which will inform future discussions with policy makers.


6th October 2023, Linskill North Shields, 10.30am *Limited availability*

To book: please email

Tickets are FREE.

12th October 2023, Shilbottle Community Centre, 11.00am


Tickets are FREE.

20th October 2023, The Recovery College, Newcastle City Centre, 12.45pm *Limited Availability*


Tickets are FREE - Donations Welcome

20th October 2023, The Recovery College, Newcastle City Centre, 18.00pm


Tickets are £8

9th November 2023, WHiST, South Shields, 11.00am WOMEN ONLY *Limited Availability*

To book: please email

Tickets are FREE.

For group bookings please email JoJo at


Please note that this workshop will contain strong themes that some people might find triggering such as sexual violence, physical violence, covert abuse/coercive control and emotional abuse.

Participants will not be expected to ‘act’ but will be expected to take part in discussion-based activities aimed to inform, educate and raise awareness on subjects such as post-separation abuse, financial and legal abuse.

WALK THE LINE Creative Conference

Thursday 30th November 2023, 4.15pm 


Tickets are FREE - Donations Welcome



The Womxn Up? Podcast series explored the impact of the pandemic on women – the #AllMenCan project has investigated the male experience of the pandemic with a specific and focused view on the increase of VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) regionally, nationally and worldwide during this period.


Inspired by White Ribbon UK, we decided to talk to men about male violence against women and girls, exploring subjects like domestic abuse, misogyny and incel culture.  We did this via a series of workshops, interviews and a survey with men from across the North East which we developed into a podcast.  We've also created a beautiful but heartbreaking response play from our research - "Jess's Dad" Written by Sarah Hughes, performed by Chris Iddon and directed by Charlotte Ryder. Edited by Studio 26. Our plan is to continue this vital work  in schools and youth clubs, businesses and organisations. And we'll be applying for future funding to support this work. 


#AllMenCan was funded by Operation Payback and we are extremely grateful to Kim McGuiness for all of her support. In March, we will be releasing three new episodes of the #AllMenCan season which include three real-life interviews from a local tattoo artist, politician and professor, which inspired the play.  The whole team has worked so hard to put this together but a special shout-out needs to go to Ashlea Sanderson who helped facilitate & develop the workshops, picked up on admin/ other work when I was mega busy and was my much-needed support on a project that we both found very challenging and triggering. Thank you, Ashlea! 


*Please note that our lovely artwork was created by Rachel Keen.*


Listen to the #AllMenCan Podcast

Jess's Dad Team


Produced by Studio 26

Performed by Chris Iddon

Written by Sarah Hughes

Directed by Charlotte Ryder

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Peter Brook once said 'I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage'

On 8 November 2022, Workie Ticket's stage was a hairdressers in Forest Hall for the launch of our Drama for Wellbeing Project. JoJo absolutely loved delivering a taster session at All That Sass Hair.

Thank you so much to Courtney for having us and we are so grateful to our amazing group who joined us for fun and laughter exploring image theatre, using props and learning about theatre practitioners.

Workie Ticket's 'Drama for Wellbeing' programme will be a six session workshop programme approved by a psychologist to help participants move forward from trauma. Our workshops are designed to build confidence, encourage self-care techniques, improve resilience and set realistic goals by using theatre practices and drama activities.. Sessions are based around the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' pathways: Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice & Give. This model is used in the NHS and has been proven to help improve mental health and wellbeing. We delivered a set of taster sessions to female veterans who had told us that our theatre workshops had been instrumental to their Post Traumatic Growth. They really inspired this project along side other communities of women we have engaged with in the last two years locally to make theatre. We use the theatre techniques we have learned to help survivors of trauma find their voice, build new connections and relationships and build confidence to set and action future plans. These are always reciprocal relationships in which we learn so much from the women and their communities too.


Our 'Drama for Well Being' programme engages with women's organisations and communities to answer the call to bare witness to women's stories. Delivered by a fully qualified drama practitioner.


Contact Us for more information.

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