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Jerwood New Playwrights, Cuttin' It by Charlene James. Featured: Tsion Habte (Iqra) and Adelayo Adedayo (Muna). Image: David Sandison

Charlene James wins Evening Standard Award for Theatre Award for her play Cuttin' It

15 November 2016

Charlene James has been awarded the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for her play Cuttin’ It, a Young Vic/Royal Court co-production Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre, supported through Jerwood New Playwrights and the Jerwood Assistant Directors Programme.

Cuttin’ It deals with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England and makes the case for not allowing concerns about cultural sensitivities to prevent confronting it and received four stars in The Guardian when it opened in London in summer 2016.

The Evening Standard Awards for Theatre celebrated their 62nd edition this year and the results were announced at ceremony presented by Rob Brydon at London’s Old Vic theatre.