Bullet Hole • The Play
Young Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Mutilation.
How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery.
On her journey of healing, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her.
Will Cleo overcome her own struggles, empower Eve to stand against this traditional practice and stop women’s unnecessary suffering?
A fight for love, hope and acceptance in a culture where a ‘gift’ can bear the ultimate price.
Played by an all-female cast, this piece shines a light on a violent act nested in our society which is a transgression of human/women/children’s rights.
Come support the show and SHOUT OUT#noFGM!
– Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017.
– Post Show Q&A evenings on 10th and 18th of October. These will host anti FGM activists, charity leaders and NHS representatives. This is included in your ticket
– The show is also connected to a free Anti FGM portrait exhibition presented at Park Theatre (Sep to Nov).
Freedom Tongues & Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre present:
By Gloria Williams. Directed by Lara Genovese
This production is supported by the following Charities:
UnCUT/VOICES, COUNCIL OF EX-MUSLIMS, THE VAVENGERS, SAFE HANDS FOR GIRLS, 28 TOO MANY, NATIONAL FGM CENTRE, LA FRATERNITE GUINEÉNNE, FORWARD, GLOBAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO END FGM, THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES