Cuttin' It

Young Vic

Cuttin' It

20 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016

£10.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

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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, this double award-winning, devastating new play reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman.


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“A shining example of theatre tackling a burning contemporary issue and getting it absolutely right... Impressive achievement. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Harrowing subject matter... The compassion with which James draws both girls brings out two deeply affecting performances. ”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Grows increasingly insistent, and James balances tenderness with directness, detailing the scene with vivid, searing images. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“The two girls dance around each other, holding the audience spellbound with their tentatively shared intimacies... Impressive. ”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Gripping, heartfelt and heartbreaking... Often startlingly funny... it is also fuelled by an anger that really makes it fly. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“James writes with great power and sensitivity... Starkly eloquent production... A hugely enlightening evening. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“A horrifying secret, smothered by guilt, shame and pain. ”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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