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She makes me feel like I got away with summat. We’re opposites, even though we came from the same, she’s nuttin like me, an that shames me.

Somali teenagers Muna and Iqra get the same bus to their south London 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 born in the same place, yet live as strangers in different worlds - strangers who share a secret embedded in their culture.

Cuttin’ It begins as a streetwise coming-of-age story between two teenage girls, but through James’ sharp, urgent writing hurtles us into a fast-paced thriller, fuelled by anger and fanned with humour. Tackling the issue of Female Genital Mutilation in Britain, Charlene James’ play reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman. 

Fresh from seasons at the Young Vic and Royal Court, this "powerful, unflinching and witty" play was winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play, and UK Theatre Award for Best New Play.

Directed by Rachel Chant

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A shining example of a play tackling a burning contemporary issue and getting it absolutely right.
— Evening Standard

Doors open 7:00 for a 7:30pm start | Approximate run time 75 minutes

Please note that due to the arrangement of the theatre and the intimacy of the space, there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at KXT. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there are no refunds/exchanges with regards to latecomers.