"Theatre Uncut isn't just a performance, it's an idea: that theatre can be immediately responsive to world events, engender discussion and effect change." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
The idea is simple. We ask leading playwrights to respond to the current political situation by writing short plays. We then make these available for anyone to perform anywhere rights free.
Over the past 3 years Theatre Uncut plays have been performed by over 6,000 people in 19 countries across 4 continents.
"21st century theatre at the raw peak of its powers doing exactly what it does best." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Winner of the Fringe First 2012 & 2013, Herald Angel and Spirit of the Fringe awards and shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.
Co-Artistic Director Hannah Price and writers Davey Anderson and Stef Smith have just returned from Istabul where Theatre Uncut have been invited to create the companies first international collaboration with DOT theatre. Theatre Uncut Turkey will premiere at the Istanbul International Festival and then play the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
Plans for Theatre Uncut festival 2014 are in progress. Watch this space...