Young Londoner Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Mutilation
How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery. On her journey of healing, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM survivor who is instantly drawn to her. Will Cleo overcome her own struggles, empower Eve to stand against this traditional practice and stop women’s unnecessary suffering? A fight for love, hope and acceptance in a culture where a ‘gift’ can bear the ultimate price.
Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017 and nominated for 2 OFFIES
CLEO I GLORIA WILLIAMS
Theatre includes: Mules (White Bear Theatre), Medea (The Rose Theatre), Monday(Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Samuel French Off Broadway Short Play Festival: Winner of ‘Best Overall Production’), Elefant (Soho Theatre; Playwrights apprenticeship), No More the wasted Breed (Collective Artists), You Me BUM BUM Train (Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust prize).
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK | EVE
Theatre includes: Distance (Park Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (The Globe), Roundelay (Southwark Playhouse), Cymbeline, Hamlet, Noughts & Crosses (RSC), Antigone, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Pilot Theatre Company), Holloway Jones (Synergy Theatre Project), The Container (Young Vic), One Under, The Gift (Tricycle Theatre), 25/7 (Talking Birds Theatre Company).
TV & Film includes: Sex Education (Netflix 2019), Death in Paradise, EastEnders
ANNI DOMINGO | WINNIE
Theatre includes: Gone with the Wine (Drury Lane Theatre), Blood Wedding(National Theatre), The Crucible (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Yerma, The Children’s Hour (Exchange Manchester), Tartuffe, Suddenly Last Summer (Theatre Clywd), No Boys Cricket Club (Theatre Royal Stratford), Dr Faustus, A Raisin in the Sun (Contact Manchester), To Kill a Mockingbird (Edinburgh Lyceum).
TV & Film includes: Rough Crossing, Judge John Deed, Holby City, Casualty, The Wire, Wondrous Oblivion, The Final Frame.
TV & Film includes: Hereafter, The Charlatans, The Freedom Project, Transhuman.
When: ends 27th October.
Where: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP Buy tickets