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Imogen Butler Cole presents
Sunday 19 March
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In a nutshell
A beautifully crafted solo show about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. A brave, liberating and life-affirming story.
Told from a unique and challenging perspective, and with a stunning original soundtrack, Foreign Body uses a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre. Development showings of the play have sold out at the RADA Festival, Calm Down Dear at the Camden People’s Theatre and Hamilton House, Bristol. The show has been developed with the support of the Arts Council England, Rich Mix, Pleasance London and The RADA Festival. Performances are accompanied by post-show Q&As which have featured speakers from The Forgiveness Project, Clear Lines Festival, Rape Crisis, SARSAS and Reclaim the Night.
What to Expect
Solo movement performance with original soundtrack followed by Q&A with the artist and representatives of relevant local organisations.
Writer/Performer Imogen Butler-Cole has performed across the world from Brussels and New Zealand to Dhaka and Mumbai. She has produced theatre for Shakespeare’s Globe, cast a TV series for the BBC and directs at RADA.
Director Fran Moulds has co-written Punchdrunk Enrichment shows Up Up and Away, The Lost Lending Library and The House Where Winter Lives. She is an associate artist of Coney and makes adventures in learning with KIT Theatre. She directed Up and Down for Gaga Theatre and Witch for the Union Chapel.
Artistic Advisor Kath Burlinson is an award-winning theatre maker and founder of the Authentic Artist Collective. Directing credits include Mairi Campbell: Pulse (Summerhall, Made in Scotland showcase 2016), Stolen Voices, developed at the National Theatre Studio (Tête à Tête, Arcola, Grimeborn), Unbroken Line (Ovalhouse), Emily: the making of a militant suffragette (Cambridge Devised Theatre and Production Exchange, UK tour), Motherhood: (Un)speakable (Un)spoken (About Face, UK tour 2016/17).
Designer Ana Ines Jabares-Pita is a multi award-winning designer (Linbury Prize, Spirit of Dundee Award) who has worked at the National Theatre of Scotland, Young Vic, The Gate, Ottawa Fringe and the Royal Court Theatre.
Composer/ Sound Designers Tara Franks & Filipe Sousa are long term collaborators whose critically acclaimed trio Quest Ensemble have performed at the Vortex, Union Chapel, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Southbank Centre. Tara has performed with Akala, Jocelyn Pook, Kate Tempest and Shammi Pithia. Filipe has performed across the UK, Portugal, Poland, Malaysia, Singapore, The Gambia and the Middle East.
Executive Producer Ine Van Riet is Trusts Manager at the Bush Theatre and sits on the board of Iris Theatre. Producing credits include UK premieres at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, Finborough Theatre and Iris Theatre.
What people are saying
**** The Stage
'a surprisingly uplifting and courageous piece of theatre' Reviews Hub
'Groundbreaking', 'Inspiring and uplifting', 'Important… brave… potent. A meeting of vulnerability and power', 'One of the most transformative, healing and cathartic nights ever' Audience Responses
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'We love Rich Mix for creating a vibrant hub where the local communities can meet and share stories, perspectives, music, food and arts. We have been supported in creating some original and unique projects here. It is great at giving emerging artists a much-needed platform.'
Find out more
Twitter: @ForeignBodyPlay #ForeignBodyPlay
Things you should know
Trigger warning: This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault that some may find triggering
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is not wheelchair accessible.