Imogen Butler-Cole

Theatre maker (Foreign Body), communication skills trainer (RADA in Business, The Old Vic) and facilitator (RADA, Theatre Centre, The Midnight Run)


Imogen trained at RADA and LISPA and has directed and acted in theatre and TV in Brasil, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Bangladesh, India and the UK. She produced The Tempest in Bangla for Shakespeare’s Globe, was Casting Director for Bishaash, a BBC TV series in Dhaka, Bangladesh and created Dui Desher Golpo, a film exhibition charting the lives of immigrant Bangladeshi women in London.

Imogen trains business professionals in communication for The Old Vic, Aspire Leadership, and RADA in Business, for whom she designed and delivers Confidence and Presence, a course for graduate women. She directs Shakespeare and Devising on the Young Actors’ Summer Schools at RADA and has lectured in Drama and Creative Writing departments at the Universities of Oxford, Westminster, Loughborough, Jadavpur (Calcutta), Kalina (Mumbai) and Jahangirnagar (Dhaka).

Over the last 2 years Imogen has created her debut solo show, Foreign Body, which explores her journey of healing after sexual assault. The show is touring nationally and internationally after premiering at Southbank Centre’s WOW Festival in March 2017.

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20 February 2018

Foreign Body

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1 July 2016

Review of Foreign Body

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3 October 2016

Review of Foreign Body in The Stage

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2 May 2017

Dhaka Tribune

Review of Foreign Body

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