Director | Foreign Body
1 in 3 of our women
have survived sexual violence.
We are all affected.
We are all responsible.
Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Told from a unique and challenging perspective, using a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story.
“Capture[s] the fragility felt by the invaded body, and the courage needed to forgive the man, or men, who invaded… a reminder of how important individual action is in creating political change.” ★★★★ The Stage
“…a brave and challenging work [that] approaches its emotive subject calmly and with respect, giving a much-needed voice to the voiceless women who experience sexual violence.” Reviews Hub
“Definitely one of the most transformative, healing and cathartic nights ever.” Audience feedback
“Inspiring and brilliant… I felt electrified… an extremely powerful and hugely memorable experience.” Audience feedback
About Foreign Body
Fran Moulds has collaborated with theatre maker Imogen Butler-Cole since 2014.
Imogen has performed and devised work across the world. She has produced for Shakespeare’s Globe, cast a TV series for the BBC, and directs at RADA. Favourite roles include Ophelia in The Secret Love Life of Ophelia; Ursula in Ursula and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Foreign Body is touring from March 2017. Funded by Arts Council England.