"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
Theatre Uncut was created to raise debate and galvanise action. It has now become a global movement.
Over 6,000 people have read and performed Theatre Uncut plays in 26 countries across 4 continents so far.
Each year we ask a collection of playwrights to respond to current events through short plays. We then make these available for anyone to download and perform anywhere, free of charge.
The plays are written by both leading and emerging playwrights from across the world. So far Theatre Uncut writers have included; Caryl Churchill, David Greig, Lucy Kirkwood, Mark Ravenhill, Stef Smith, Kieran Hurley, Clara Brennan, Anders Lustgarten, Vivienne Franzmann, Neil LaBute & Dennis Kelly alongside writers from Syria, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Egypt & USA.
Recently we have started working in international collaboration, facilitating playwrights to tell the rest of the world what is going on in their country through Theatre Uncut.
A new collection of plays will be released in Autumn 2016. Watch this space for further details...
2016 RELEASE OF BRAND NEW THEATRE UNCUT PLAYS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM 1st OCTOBER
THEATRE UNCUT: REFUGEE 6 plays created in collaboration with the Danish Teatr Grob.
The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe’s response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
6 writers had 6 days to create 6 plays that respond to Northern Europe's response to current level of migration. They offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe’s response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
The writers are: Joan Rang Christensen (Denmark), Aleksa Okanovic (Denmark), Henrik Szklany (Denmark), Atiha Sen Gupta (UK), Berkun Oya (Turkey), Sabrina Mahfouz (UK)
The plays will be available to download from this website from the 1st October and rights free for anyone to perform anywhere between the 1st - 30th November. We ask that proceeds from any performance are donated to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders www.msf.org.uk