Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
A powerful account of the realities of FGM is brilliantly written and superbly staged as an urgent piece of new writing.
RITES is a verbatim piece of theatre, borne out of interviews conducted with real people who have been directly affected or have some experience of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The people who were interviewed to make this production are from all over the UK and are FGM survivors, medical staff, health and social workers, activists and campaigners.
Kristy Stott, for Upstaged Manchester, rounds up the many Manchester theatrical highlights in May: from The Lowry, the Royal Exchange, the Contact, the new HOME, the Kings Arms and many other great venues.