by Charlene James
★★★★★ "70 of the finest minutes of drama 2016 is likely to offer" Evening Standard
★★★★ "Gripping, heartfelt and heartbreaking" Guardian
★★★★ "Searingly potent and devastatingly powerful" The Times
★★★★ "A starkly eloquent production" The Independent
★★★★ "Brilliantly sharp - holds the audience spellbound" Time Out
★★★★ "Unforgettable with brilliant performances" The Telegraph
★★★★ "Powerful, unflinching and witty" The Stage
★★★★ "Superbly written and beautifully performed" Whatsonstage
‘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.
Tackling the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, Charlene James’ devastating new play reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman.
Winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play.
Cuttin' It is part of the A Nation's Theatre Festival taking place between April - May 2016. Find out more here.
Direction Gbolahan Obisesan Design Joanna Scotcher Light Azusa Ono Sound Adrienne Quartly
With Adelayo Adedayo, Tsion Habte