Royal Court/Young Vic co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre

Cuttin' It

by Charlene James

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Thu 23 Jun - Wed 13 Jul 2016

‘We’re opposites, even though we came from the same, she’s nuttin like me, an that shames me.’

Teenagers Muna and Iqra get the same bus to school but they’ve never really spoken. Muna wears Topshop and sits on the top deck gossiping about Nicki Minaj’s latest beef, while Iqra sits alone downstairs in her charity shop hand-me-downs.

They were both born in Somalia but come from different worlds. But as they get closer, they realise that their families share a painful secret.

A new play by Charlene James tackling the urgent issue of FGM in Britain.

Winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play. First heard on BBC Radio 4.

The running time is approx 75mins without an interval.
Age Guidance 14+


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Shining example of a play tackling a burning contemporary issue and getting it absolutely right.

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