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 assault and including the testimonies of 8 other survivors, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story. It uses a charged combination of verbatim, physical theatre and a stunning original soundtrack.
The play aims to de-stigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and offers opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post-show panel discussions alongside sector specialists.
Foreign Body premiered at Southbank Centre WOW Festival in March 2017 and then toured the UK and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The show had a sell-out run at Soho Theatre in August 2017.
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The panel will discuss The Global Impact of the #MeToo Movement chaired by Imogen Butler-Cole, with Laura Haynes, Chair of UN Women NC UK and Rachael Krishna of BuzzFeed.