Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole


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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  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: All Women


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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