29 February 2016

This Is My Body

Ten Ten Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre present

Wed 23 & Thurs 24 March 2016

The award-winning one-woman play, This Is My Body, will come to Exeter in March and will be directed by Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Jepson.

There are “reasonable grounds” to suspect that a Romanian woman, who has been working as a prostitute in the UK, is the victim of human trafficking. She is given 45 days to “reflect and recover”. But will this be enough time to come to terms with the horrors she has endured?

This Is My Body is a powerful new one-woman play which toured the UK in 2014, including a performance at the St James Theatre in London. Written by Martin O’Brien, directed by Paul Jepson and performed by Agata Jarosz, it uncovered the shocking reality of human trafficking in the UK, and the failures of the system to adequately respond to and support the victims.

This Is My Body won the Best Stage Production Dealing with Modern Slavery award at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards in 2015.

Audience acclaim for the play:

“An immensely powerful portrayal of a young woman’s struggle to face the reality of her situation.”

“A profoundly important piece of theatre. Deeply meaningful and thought-provoking with an incredible performance at its core. This needs a wider audience!”

“Heartbreaking. A dreadful tragedy”

 Tickets

A, B & C £15 D £5
Concs: £2 off (bands A, B & C)
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Post Show Talk: Wed 23 March

All transactions are subject to a £2 booking fee.

Age 16yrs+

Running Time 75mins (no interval)
Book Online: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
Box Office: 01392 726 363

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For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 7222 409 or email her

Notes to editors

Interviews are available upon request with actress Agata Jarosz and Paul Jepson.

Ten Ten Theatre is an award-winning theatre company working in primary schools, secondary schools, young offender institutions, parishes, community venues and theatres throughout the UK.

Established since 2007, the charity has produced an 11-year programme in Relationship Education for children in primary schools, young people and teenagers in secondary schools, their parents and teachers.

The company has also developed a significant programme of work in prisons, working in numerous young offender institutions throughout the UK.

Beyond its work with young people, Ten Ten has also worked in mainstream theatre, including staging productions at off-West End venues such as The Leicester Square Theatre (The Jeweller, 2011 and Kolbe’s Gift, 2013).

For more information on Ten Ten Productions, please visit www.tententheatre.co.uk/