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Charlene James' Cuttin' It nominated for an Oliver Award

13 March 2017

Tackling the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, Charlene James’ devastating play reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman. Following a number of awards it has now been nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Oliver Award.

A Young Vic/Royal Court co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffeld Theatres and The Yard Theatre, the play was produced through Jerwood New Playwrights at the Royal Court, and supported by the Jerwood Assistant Directors Programme at the Young Vic. It received the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright and a Critics Circle Theatre Award in 2016.

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.

The Oliver Awards, British theatre’s most sought-after awards, have been a mark of theatrical greatness since they were inaugurated in 1976 as the Society of West End Theatre Awards. The society is now known as Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and its glittering awards are now the Olivier Awards in honour of a theatrical legend. The awards willl be announced on 9 April 2017.

www.olivierawards.com