Foreign Body

Dates and Times

Fri 30 Sep at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

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Part of Calm Down Dear, CPT’s unique festival of innovative feminist performance. Catch two shows in one night for just £16 with our double bill offer. Browse the rest of the programme here.

Presented by Imogen Butler-Cole


TRIGGER WARNING: This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault that some may find triggering.

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.

The show, performed by Imogen Butler-Cole (Shakespeare’s Globe, BBC, RADA) sees movement direction from Niamh Mckernan (The SchauspielHaus Hannover, The Brillig Ensemble, Barbican Collaborate), an original score from Tara Franks and Filipe Sousa (Vortex, Union Chapel, Wilton’s, Southbank) and design by award-winning Ana Ines Jabares-Pita (National Theatre of Scotland, Young Vic, Royal Court).

Foreign Body aims to destigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and offers audience members the opportunity to explore the play’s themes through a post show Q&A. Free to ticket holders.

The development of Foreign Body has been supported by Arts Council England, Rich Mix and the Pleasance London.

About the artist

Imogen is a theatre-maker who has created work in Brasil, India, Bangladesh and the UK, often with a focus on telling stories by, with and for women whose voices would not otherwise be heard. She is driven by belief in the basic human rights of equality and freedom of expression.


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