“Devastatingly powerful” – ★★★★★ for Cuttin’ It

Tsion Habte (Iqra) and Adelayo Adedayo (Muna) in Cuttin' It at the Young Vic © David Sandison.jpg

Tsion Habte (Iqra) and Adelayo Adedayo (Muna) in Cuttin’ It at the Young Vic. Photo by David Sandison.

Charlene James’ award-winning new play about FGM in Britain opened at the Young Vic and it’s a glowing 4 stars all around. Take a look below to see what critics make of the show and click here for audience reactions to the show so far. Cuttin’ It runs at the Young Vic now until 11 June.

“70 of the finest minutes of drama 2016 is likely to offer”
Evening Standard – read the full review here.

“Gripping, heartfelt and heartbreaking”
Guardian – read the full review here.

“Brilliantly sharp – holds the audience spellbound”
Time Out- read the full review here.

“Searingly potent and devastatingly powerful”
The Times

“A starkly eloquent production – Charlene James writes with great power and sensitivity”
The Independent – read the full review here.

“Unforgettable with brilliant performances”
The Telegraph – read the full review here.

“Furious, powerful drama”
Financial Times

“Powerful, unflinching and witty”
The Stage- read the full review here.

“Superbly written and beautifully performed”
Whatsonstage – read the full review here.

After the run at the Young Vic, Cuttin’ It will go on to Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Sheffield Crucible and the Yard Theatre. For more info about the tour, click here

Casting Announcement | Cuttin’ It


Today we’ve to announced casting for Cuttin’ It, a devastating new play by Charlene James that reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman. Adelayo Adedayo (Some Girls) and Tsion Habte will play Muna and Irqa directed by Gbolahan Obisesan. Get to know the cast below.


Tsion Habte & Adelayo Adedayo

Adelayo Adedayo makes her Young Vic debut.  Her theatre credits include Klippies (Southwark Playhouse); Rachel (Finborough) and The Dead Wait (Park Theatre). For film, her credits include: Unlocked, Jet Trash, London Fields, Gone Too Far and Sket. Television credits include: Black to the Future, Houdini & Doyle, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Law & Order UK, Some Girls (series 1-3), Skins, and Meet the Bandaiis.

Tsion Habte makes her professional debut in Cuttin’ It. She is currently studying at the BRIT School for Performing Arts.

Cuttin’ It by Charlene James runs at the Young Vic from 20 May – 11 June 2016. For more info / to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/cuttin-it.
Cuttin’ It is a Young Vic / Royal Court Theatre co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre.