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FGM among black women explored in new play

MOVING: Bullet Hole

FREEDOM TONGUES and Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre are proud to present Bullet Hole by Gloria Williams, which is set to be performed at Park Theatre from October 20-27, 2018.

Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three black, British women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The piece explores the physical, mental and emotional effects this practice causes and shines a light on the institutions in Britain that can offer support. At its heart,Bullet Hole is a story of hope, love and human rights, played by an all-female cast.

Bullet Hole first premiered at the 2017 Camden Fringe Festival and later was nominated for the Alfred Fagon Audience Choice Award. Freedom Tongues and Naiad Productions are delighted to be working with Park Theatre to present this re-worked version of the script.

The play, directed by Lara Genovese (founder of Naiad Productions) and starring Gloria Williams (who also wrote the play), Doreene Blackstock and Anni Domingo, shines a light on a violent act nested in our society which is a transgression of human/women/children's rights.

Playwright and actress Gloria Williams said: “I have always been passionate about exposing the issues affecting the black community. My first play ‘Monday’ explored child abuse in a Black British religious family.

"I developed Bullet Hole as I believed writing a play about Female Genital Mutilation was a good platform to condemn an old tradition which oppresses women. This brutal practice is still present in our current time, worldwide spread and is not spoken about enough. I hope that the production serves to raise awareness, using drama as a tool to educate audiences.”

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