• Date: Thursday 16 March 2017
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Maidwell Main Hall, Avenue Campus
  • Cost: Free

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At least 1 in 3 of our women have survived sexual violence. We are all affected. We are all responsible.

As part of our Speaking Out Against Sexual Violence Day the IPSCJ and Rape Crisis Northampton are delighted to welcome THEWHATWORKS to Northampton. Students, staff and members of the public are invited to the evening performance on March 16th.

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 perfomance will be followed by a Q&A with Imogen and Madeline Black. Psychotherapist, Public Speaker, Author and Survivor

To book your place, please click here.
“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.”
The Reviews Hub

“this gentle work of physical theatre… 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.”
4 stars, The Stage

“Inspiring and uplifting”
“Bold work… a troubling but also very important play”
“Important… brave… potent. A meeting of vulnerability and power”
“Inspiring and brilliant… I felt electrified… an extremely powerful and hugely memorable experience”
“Courageous, powerful, confronting, moving – reconciliation as ultimate act of self love. Go”
“A brave, powerful, sadly necessary play about sexual assault and the power of forgiveness”
“As a woman and a mother, I cannot applaud you enough for raising the issue that assault is assault, whatever takes place”
“Definitely one of the most transformative, healing and cathartic nights ever”

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