Foreign Body is a solo show by Imogen Butler Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Using a combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story.
The Stage Review 2016
In her debut solo work, Foreign Body (★★★★), Imogen Butler-Cole chronicles her journey of healing following a sexual assault. Inspired by restorative justice, the show seeks to destigmatise the conversation around sexual violence. Using choreography by Niamh Mckernan, Butler-Cole rolls around the stage under a giant duvet, as it simultaneously suffocates and protects her. Butler-Cole’s movements capture the fragility felt by the invaded body, and the courage needed to forgive the man, or men, who invaded.