Heartblood - Branch Playreading
24 January 2016
Rehearsed Reading of Heartblood By Laurie James. Directed by Frances Cuka
7.30pm Monday 22nd February, New Diorama Theatre, Triton Street, Regents Place, NW1 3BF. Box Office: 020 7383 9034
Online booking: http://newdiorama.com/whats-on/heartblood
Nearest tubes: Gt Portland St, Warren St & Euston Square.
There will be a collection for http://www.plan-uk.org/because-i-am-a-girl/
Two judges sit in an American court, granting asylum or deportation to African Nationals. Some of these have girl children who will be made to submit to FGM, (Female Genital Mutilation) in their home country if they are returned. This practice is not religion, but tradition. It can kill them, or make sex & childbirth extremely painful. This play shows the heartbreak & fear of these men & women. & will drive one of them to extreme measures to save his daughter.
This is an extremely powerful play that seeks to right a great wrong, a tradition that maims & kills.