This is My Body: now booking for the human trafficking play from Ten Ten Theatre

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This Is My Body: Now Booking

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 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.

Suitable 16+ 
(contains adults themes and scenes of a distressing nature – in some venues 14+ permitted with parental consent)

Tuesday 16 September  Worksop College in Notts, BOOK
Thursday 18 September  St Chad’s High School in Runcorn, 7pm  BOOK
Wednesday 8 October The Sacred Heart Church in Teddington, 7.30pm  BOOK
Sunday 19 October Our Lady of Fatima in White City, 3.30pm  BOOK

Audience response (June 2014):

“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”

This Is My Body is touring churches, community venues, Sixth Form schools and colleges throughout the UK in September and October. There are still two available slots for evening community performances in October.  If you would like to enquire about a booking, please email us at

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Martin O'Brien

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Martin O'Brien is the founder and Artistic Director of Ten Ten Theatre. Starting his working life as a professional actor, Martin performed in the West End (Blood Brothers) and at the National Theatre (twice) as well as appearing in many TV dramas throughout the 1990’s. He then developed a second career as a writer, winning the BBC Northern Exposure Award for his play “On Eagles Wings” and writing for the BBC One drama “Doctors” and numerous radio plays. He founded Ten Ten Theatre – a professional theatre company with an underlying Christian ethos rooted in the Catholic tradition - with his sister Clare in 2007. Since that time, Ten Ten has developed a wide-ranging programme in drama-based Relationship Education in primary schools, secondary schools and parishes, currently working with over 80,000 children and young people every year. The company has also won awards for its work with young offender institutions and has more recently moved into mainstream theatre productions, starting with the sell-out production of “Kolbe’s Gift” at the off-West End venue, The Leicester Square Theatre, in October 2013. When not working, Martin tries (and sometimes, just sometimes, succeeds) to beat his 12-year-old nephew on Fifa…

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