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Cuttin' It

By Charlene James

Year staged: 2016

Opening night: 27/05/2016

Theatre Company: Co-production between Royal Court and Young Vic

Staged in: Young Vic

Cast Size: 2


Teenagers Muna and Iqra catch the same school bus. They were both born in Somalia but their backgrounds are very different. What they share is a painful secret. Tracking the urgent issue of FGM (female genital mutilation) in Britain, this devastating play reveals the price some girls pay to become women.


This play is suitable for key stages four and five. Access the Cuttin’ It Resource Pack.

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Cuttin' It

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Year published: 2018

Original Cast

Adelayo Adedayo


Tsion Habte


Production Team

Gbolahan Obisesan


Joanna Scotcher


Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

Assistant Director

Charlene James


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