‘Bullet Hole’ by Gloria Williams

Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 27th October 2018 @ Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three Black, British born 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.

What’s in a gift? Young Londoner Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Genital Mutilation. How can Cleo love her body, when she is further scarred by a brutal sexual assault at the hands of her husband? From this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery. On her journey of healing, she meets Eve, a fellow FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her.

Playwright and actress Gloria Williams said: “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…Bullet Hole is not just a celebration of Black arts, but a wake-up call for everyone to acknowledge society’s acts against human/women/children rights”.

  • Previews: 2nd – 3rd
  • Press Night: 5th @ 7: 00 PM
  • Performances: Monday – Saturday @ 7.45 PM
  • Thursday & Saturday Matinees @ 3: 15 PM.

Tickets: Previews £14.50 / Standard £18 / Concessions £16.50 / Child (Under 16) £13* available here