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VenueThe Tobacco Factory Theatres
Other spaces: Spielman Theatre
CountyCity of Bristol
From19th May 2015
To23rd May 2015
When19:30. Sat Mat 14:30 (women only). Thu Mat 12:30
What is currently on at The Tobacco Factory Theatres (V1384579886)


Rites a powerful and provocative production exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation. This ritual of enforced cutting has been performed for centuries and millions of girls worldwide, often as young as five years old, are still subjected to it. The reasons are complicated. It depends who you are, and it depends what you've been taught. Some things are simple though: FGM is still happening across the world. FGM is happening in the UK, here and now.?? Rites is based on recent interviews and true stories from girls affected across the UK; mothers who feel under pressure to continue the practice, and the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police officers, teachers and health workers trying to effect change in communities. The show weaves different perspectives into a multi-voiced production exploring the complexities, misconceptions and challenges involved in trying to change, what is to many, a fundamental rite of passage.
Author Cora Bissett
Author Yusra Warsama

Archive :: production:T61066844, play:S790340519, venue:V1384579886

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