Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Uniquely told from the perspective of the survivor and perpetrator of the same sexual assault, using a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating, life affirming story.
At least 1 in 3 of our women have survived sexual violence.
We are all affected. We are all responsible.
Imogen Butler-Cole grew up in Devon, attending Maynards and Exeter Schools, and cut her teeth in theatre at the Plymouth Theatre Royal Youth Music Theatre and in A Little Night Music there. She has now performed on stages across the world and worked for RADA, Shakespeare’s Globe and the BBC
The development of Foreign Body has been supported by Arts Council England, Rich Mix and Pleasance London. This work-in-progress version of the show was performed at Off Beat Oxford and The RADA Festival (June 2016).
Foreign Body aims to de-stigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and will offer opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post show Q&As alongside representatives of The Forgiveness Project and Rape Crisis.
Foreign Body will be shown at the Bike Shed Theatre. Nestled at the end of an alley in the heart of Exeter, The Bike Shed Theatre is an award-winning performance space and cocktail bar.
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Tuesday 11th – Wednesday 12th October, 8.30pm + Q&A
Venue Box Office: https://www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/shows/foreign-body/
Photography by Grace Gelder