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"If you want to see 21st century live theatre at the raw peak of its powers, doing exactly what it does best... then just revel in the sheer improvisatory brilliance and eloquence of the latest Theatre Uncut season." Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, August 2012

Theatre Uncut won Fringe First awards at the 2012 and 2013 Edinburgh Festivals, as well as the Herald Angel and Scotsman Spirit of the Fringe awards in 2012.

 

YOUNG VIC, NOVEMBER 2013

“What began as a hand grenade has ended up as a cluster bomb…. [Theatre Uncut] ingeniously brings new technology to bear on traditional agitprop, combining live performance and instantaneous multiplication.”   - Susannah Clapp, The Observer

 “[the plays] are all vigorously performed by a cast of six and prove that drama always has extra bite and zest when it deals with big issues rather than the minor anxieties of the self-preoccupied.”   - Michael Billington, The Guardian

“The idea is not to produce perfect drama, but to seize on the nature of theatre as a public forum, to raise questions and stimulate debate. There’s a certain crispness in the air at performances, with the audience leaning forward, ready to engage.”   - Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

“There is no doubting the quality of the writing and each playwright presents his or her case with eloquence and astuteness. … a bold and commendable attempt to rally the troops.”   - Sean Brooks, British Theatre Guide

"Theatre Uncut calls itself a call to action – but that doesn’t stop it from being superbly enjoyable theatre. And because it’s superbly enjoyable theatre, the call to action is something you actually want to hear. It’s refreshing, exciting, inspiring and thoroughly entertaining."   - Ellie Buchdahl, playstosee.com

“It’s great to see theatre that’s edgy and experimental, more concerned with confronting current issues than providing slick entertainment”   - Gareth James blog

 

On Capitalism Is Crisis:

“well structured, with two deep and interesting characters.”   - The Upcoming

“Cole and Keenan are nothing short of brilliant”   - British Theatre Guide

subtle drama... the most thought-provoking work of the evening.”  - Financial Times

 

On The Wing:

“a fine performance from David Hounslow as an English Defence League bigot clashing with his liberal daughter”   - Gareth James blog

“Crace and Hounslow both give heartfelt, thoughtful performances… There is also a wonderful moment where we see a literal manifestation of what it means to be ‘right-wing’.”   - British Theatre Guide

“pulls off the best dramatic visual surprise.”   - The Observer

 

On Pick One:

“a characteristically daring piece… quietly chilling.”   - The Guardian

“slick, shocking and scarily realistic with moments of genuine disbelief from the audience.”   - British Theatre Guide

 

On Amanda:

“Kieran Hurley’s touching portrait of a politician sliding beneath the bath foam in her desire to block out the exhaustion of compromise”  - Financial Times

 

On Church Forced To Put Up Gates After Font Is Used As Wash Basin By Migrants:

what good satire should be: funny but it highlights an important political issue.”   - The Upcoming

a brilliantly written and witty piece on a newspaper editor, one who bore an extremely close comparison to Richard Desmond.”   - Huffington Post

“Mark Thomas's sketch … has gusto and attack and the most juicy passages”   - The Observer

 

 

DALGETY AT THE ORAN MOR, JUNE 2013

Scotsman (4 stars)

The Herald (4 stars)

 

YOUNG VIC, NOVEMBER 2012

Evening Standard

Guardian

Financial Times

A Younger Theatre

British Theatre Guide

 

EDINBURGH, AUGUST 2012

Scotsman (5 stars)

The New York Times

British Theatre Guide (5 stars)

The Herald (4 stars)

Independent (4 stars)

Edinburgh Festival Magazine (4 stars)

 

LATITUDE FESTIVAL, SUFFOLK, JULY 2012

Guardian

Whats On Stage (4 stars)

 

2011 SEASON

Scotsman

Financial Times

The Observer

The Guardian

Venue

Reviews Gate

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