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Bullet Hole

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f

Young Londoner 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, she’s sent to live with Aunt Winnie and meets Eve, a fellow
FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her. Will Cleo set an example and
empower Eve to stand against this practice, or will she give in to family
pressure and finally embrace Aunt Winnie’s deeply embedded traditional beliefs?

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.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
Accolades
Accolades
  • Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017
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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

Young Londoner 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, she’s sent to live with Aunt Winnie and meets Eve, a fellow FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her. Will Cleo set an example and empower Eve to stand against this practice, or will she give in to family pressure and finally embrace Aunt Winnie’s deeply embedded traditional beliefs?

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.

Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 75 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

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"Gloria Williams's play, Bullet Hole, set in London, compassionately explores the different attitudes of these three women to a practice that has damaged their lives. " - British Theatre GuideRead more

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Gloria Williams

Gloria Williams is an award-winning British actress and playwright who is a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Group and Talawa Theatre Company. She wrote Bullet Hole, which premiered at the Camden Fringe Festival 2017 and was shortlisted for the Alfred ...

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