play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel
Cuttin’ It, playing at the Royal Court

Cuttin’ It

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Charlene James’ devastating new play Cuttin' It tackles the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, revealing the horrific price that some girls pay to become women. Read More >

Although teenagers Iqra and Muna take the same bus to school every day, they come from worlds apart, having never really spoken.  

Whereas Muna wears TopShop and sits on the top deck gossiping about celebrities and fashion with friends, Iqra sits alone downstairs in her beaten charity shop hand-me-downs. 

They were both born in Somalia but exist on entirely seperate planes. But as they get closer, they realise that their families share a painful secret.

Charlene James’ devastating new play Cuttin’ It tackles the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, revealing the horrific price that some girls pay to become women. 

Winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play, Cuttin’ It is also showing at the Young Vic Theatre in May-June 2016.

Age Guidance: 14+.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 24/06/2016

Closing Night: 09/07/2016

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Adelayo Adedayo, Tsion Habte


Director - Gbolahan Obisesan

Producer - Young Vic/Royal Court with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and the Yard Theatre

Designer - Joanna Scotcher

Author - Charlene James

ABOUT Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom SW1W 8AS