The issue of female genital mutilation is to be explored on stage in a theatre production based on the real stories of girls and their mothers in the UK.

The National Theatre of Scotland is collaborating with Contact theatre in Manchester for a new production created by the director Cora Bissett and the performance poet and actor Yusra Warsama.

It will be called Rites, based on interviews across the UK, including the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police officers, teachers and health workers.

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