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Theatre Uncut won the Frnge First Award two years running 2012/13, the Herald Angel Award, the Spirit of the Fringe Award and was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award

 REVIEWS OF THEATRE UNCUT 2014 TOUR directed by Hannah Price

“Theatre Uncut’s portmanteau of rights-free scripts get a satisfyingly thoughtful professional outing”
The Stage

“Theatre Uncut invites you to connect with the zeitgeist and collect your thoughts around the defining issues of our day.” Edinburgh Guide ****

“Fifteen-minute plays stand or fall by the bank robbers’ creed of “get in quickly, do it and get out again as fast as you can”. Since debuting in 2011, Theatre Uncut has made a virtue of such brevity, inviting playwrights to create spontaneous bursts of drama inspired by political hot topics” The Times


“devilishly pointed satire … the perfect platform to showcase the writers’ works as well as advertise Theatre Uncut itself.” “has the power to instigate debate and will provide much food for thought.”

TV Bomb **** 

“Anders Lustgarten’s The Finger of God is … a sophisticated, sharp-edged play that says a great deal about the psychology of poverty and corporations’ exploitation of it” “Vivienne Franzmann’s The Most Horrific is simply excellent … In her hands, we are dragged into feeling sympathy for the people our media mostly ignores”
Broadway Baby ****


REVIEWS OF THEATRE UNCUT 2013 - YOUNG VIC directed by Emma Callandre and Hannah Price

“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,

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


REVIEWS OF DALGETY by David Greig (comissioned in Theatre Uncut 2012)  directed by Emma Callander 

Scotsman (4 stars)

The Herald (4 stars)


THEATRE UNCUT 2012 - YOUNG VIC directed by Emma Callander & Hannah Price (with associates)

Evening Standard


Financial Times

A Younger Theatre

British Theatre Guide



THEATRE UNCUT 2012 - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL, TRAVERSE THEATRE directed by Emma Callander, Hannah Price and Emily Reutlinger

Scotsman (5 stars)

The New York Times

British Theatre Guide (5 stars)

The Herald (4 stars)

Independent (4 stars)

Edinburgh Festival Magazine (4 stars)




Whats On Stage (4 stars)


THEATRE UNCUT 2011 SEASON directed by Hannah Price, Emma Callander & associates


Financial Times

The Observer

The Guardian


Reviews Gate