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 "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.

We have also worked with theatre makers Chris Goode and Rachel Chavkin (the TEAM) to create provocations to encourage people to devise their own politically responsive work.

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...


THEATRE UNCUT: REFUGEE  at Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall 22nd AUGUST 2016

We will be presenting 6 plays created in collaboration with the Danish Teatr Grob at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

6 writers had 6 days to create 6 plays that respond to Northern Europe's response to current level of migration.

The writers are: Joan Rang Christensen (Denmark), Aleksa Okanovic (Denmark), Henrik Szklany (Denmark), Atiha Sen Gupta (UK), Berkun Oya (Turkey), Sabrina Mahfouz (UK)

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