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From Monday 13th October 2014, the five flagship plays for 2014 were made available for anyone to download and read. They were available for anyone in the world to perform rights-free between 13th November and 13th December 2014 only.

This year's plays were downloaded over 350 times in 26 different countries. You can see a map of everywhere the plays have been read/performed here:


The six plays that were written as part of Theatre Uncut's collaborative project with Istanbul-based DOT Theatre were also available to download, and could also be performed by anyone during the above rights-free dates.

We also presented the flagship plays in a UK touring production which visited Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury and Liverpool - full info here



"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.




October 2014

Theatre Uncut flagship tour dates are live here, and the 2014 flagship plays are now available for anyone to download and read: full info here

September 2014

Hot off the press! We have just released our six plays on Scottish Independence, to be read and performed rights-free by anyone anywhere for the next 10 days. See full details here


September 2014

Just announced: Theatre Uncut's first ever flagship tour. See here for full dates and details.

July 2014

Our new plays for 2014 are about to be previewed at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh festival. Click here for full details.

March 2014

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.