Foreign Body - a show & post show discussion on healing and hope after sexual assault.
Loading Map....

Date(s) - Wed 26 October
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hamilton House



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

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).


“personal and intimate… a surprisingly uplifting and courageous piece of theatre”
“A brave and challenging work… approaches its emotive subject calmly and with respect, giving a much-needed voice to the voiceless women who experience sexual violence.” – Reviews Hub


Foreign Body aims to destigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and will offer opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post-show Q&As.

During the Q&A Imogen will be joined by guest speaker Sandra Barefoot who runs the RESTORE programme for The Forgiveness Project.


The show contains descriptions of sexual assault that some may find triggering.