This Is My Body
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 one-woman play written by Martin O’Brien, directed by Paul Jepson and performed by Agata Jarosz which uncovers the shocking reality of human trafficking in the UK, and the failures of the system to adequately respond to and support the victims.
It toured the UK in 2014, including a performance at the St James Theatre in London, and was later revived by the Exeter Northcott Theatre where it received rave reviews. “This Is My Body” won the award for Best Play at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards, presented by Theresa May.
Venue: The St James Theatre, London and Exeter Northcott
Writer: Martin O’Brien
Director: Paul Jepson
“It is one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in a long time… Set in a Catholic safe house, religion features heavily in the play… Captivatingly poignant… gripping from start to finish… sensitively handled.” The Express and Echo newspaper. Read full review…
“Brave, transformative and almost unbearably perceptive, this one-woman show is unlike any other piece of theatre… the non-judgemental script gives a rare insight into the psyche of someone who has been abused.” The Reviews Hub. Read full review…
“A new hard-hitting masterpiece about human trafficking… amongst the heavy and the hard-hitting, however, there is optimism. Faith, in fact, is what ultimately supplies hope.” Exepose. Read full review…