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Bullet Hole

Gloria Williams

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.

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
Accolades
Accolades
  • Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017
Description

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.

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Cautions
  • Intense Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f
Cast Attributes
  • All Female

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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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