Young 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, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her.

Will Cleo overcome her own struggles, empower Eve to stand against this traditional practice and stop women’s unnecessary suffering?

Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017 ‘Bullet Hole’ is a fight for love, hope, and acceptance in a culture where a ‘gift’ can bear the ultimate price.

Directed by Lara Genovese, written by Gloria Williams and starring 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.

Award-winning Williams is a graduate of Rose Bruford College and won a scholarship to train at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. She’s also a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Group.

Bullet Hole is supported by the following charities: Uncut/Voices, Council Of Ex-Muslims, The Vavengers, Safe Hands For Girls, 28 Too Many, National Fgm Centre, La Fraternite Guineénne, Forward, Global Media Campaign To End Fgm, The Royal College Of Midwives


Bullet Hole runs at the Park Theatre, from 2nd – 27th October 2018.

  • Post Show Q&A evenings on 10th and 18th of October. These will host anti FGM activists, charity leaders, and NHS representatives. This is included in your ticket
  • The show is also connected to a free Anti FGM portrait exhibition presented at Park Theatre (Sep to Nov)

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Please note: This performance contains adult themes which may be a trigger for some audience members. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact rachel.mccall@parktheatre.co.uk

Come support the show and SHOUT OUT #noFGM!