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Not Bound Within

Not Bound Within


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm
  • AGE GROUP: 16+
  • TICKETS: £5

    Not Bound Within

    Venus feels she doesn’t fit in. When she looks in the mirror, she wishes her reflection wasn’t there.

    Venus, a young Black woman, is in the middle of a crisis. She is fighting with the world and feels she is losing. In the darkest of places, those feelings of helplessness, vulnerability and loneliness are overwhelming.


    After a traumatic experience with social media, Venus seeks refuge in a long forgotten museum exhibit, ‘the Hottentot Venus’, about a real historic character - Saartjie Baartman.


    What follows is a story of sexual degradation and economic exploitation, as these two women battle with their pasts, the present and their unknown futures.


    And for Venus to discover who she is, she must reveal the truth about Saartjie Baartman to the world.


    A rehearsed reading followed by a Q&A.


    This event is at Canada Water Theatre.