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 was a powerful new one-woman play written by Martin O’Brien, directed by Paul Jepson and performed by Agata Jarosz which toured the UK in 2014, including a performance at the St James Theatre in London. 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.
A beautifully written play about a tragic, life-changing experience brought to life by the wonderful Agata Jarosz.”
A very real story of a very real social reality that needs attention on every level: personal, societal, governmental.”
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!”
Needs to be seen widely.”
Heartbreaking. A dreadful tragedy”