Ecclesia, Rua Arts and Soldiers’ Arts Academy in association with Theatre503 present

Paper Cut

Written by Andrew Rosendorf


19 March – 11 April 

Director: Scott Hurran; Assistant Director: Ula Moroz; Set & Costume Designer: Pete Butler; Lighting Designer: Jamie Platt; Sound Designer: Chris Warner.

Ecclesia, Rua Arts and Soldiers’ Arts Academy in association with Theatre503 Productions today announce the UK première of Paper Cut, by Andrew RosendorfScott Hurran directs Joe Bolland (Harry), Robert Bradley (Jack), Jaz Hutchins (Chuck) and Tim Pritchett (Kyle). The production opens at Theatre503 on 24 March and runs until 11 April, with previews from 19 March.

It’s the end of the Earth. And if I’m gonna f**king die, I at least want to die knowing I loved.

Kyle returns from Afghanistan after being injured in an IED blast. Only a paper cut. Or that’s what he wants his friends, family, and a potential new love to believe.

Paper Cut is a tender love story between two men who have been through the worst together. Told through the prism of a soldier, they are forced to redefine what love is, and what it really means to be a man.

Writer Andrew Rosendorf said today, It’s an incredible experience being supported by Theatre503 and Ecclesia to bring Paper Cut to London. It was shortlisted for the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and to have them want to continue a relationship with the play is extremely special. Paper Cut, at its heart, is asking: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a gay man? I can’t think of anything more pertinent to be asking and questioning as we find ourselves right now in an increasing moment of toxicity, violence and war at home and abroad...”

Paper Cut is supported using Public Funding by Arts Council England

Andrew Rosendorf’s previous writing credits include Refuge, One-Shot, Tranquil, Mermaid, and Cottontail.

Joe Bolland plays Harry. Paper Cut marks his professional stage debut.

Robert Bradley plays Jack. His previous theatre credits include​Hedda Gabler (National Theatre), ​Life and Death of a JournalistAnything is Possible if You Think About it Hard EnoughKing of the F***ing Castle (VAULT Festival), A SpoonfulSoft Beats the Heart (Theatre503), ​The Flouers O’Edinburgh (Finborough Theatre),The Lost Case of the ​Mondays,​ The Door (Park Theatre), ​The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged (Old Red Lion Theatre), ​Silent Partners (White Bear Theatre), ​I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce​ (Camden People’s Theatre), ​Riddance​ (Cockpit Theatre),​Encounters with the Past (Hampton Court Palace), and ​The Incredible Doctor Guttmann (UK tour). Television credits include ​A Gift from Bob, Summer of Rockets, ​The Bench and​Locked. For film his credits include Time-lapse, ​IncarnadineBruised, ​​The Search and The Beckoning.

Jaz Hutchins plays Chuck. His previous theatre credits include The Last Nine Months (of the rest of our lives) (Vault Festival), Moonfleece (​Pleasance Theatre, Islington), #WARHEADS (​Theatre Peckham), Now You Don’tThe Red Balloon (Southwark Playhouse), What Once Was Ours (​UK tour), Burnt Toast (​Theatre503/Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Stay HappyKeep Smiling (​Jermyn Street Theatre). For television his credits include Cursed and Not Going Out. His film credits include Last Call18Chaconne, Pride & Pack and Where the Roses Grow Blue.

Tim Pritchett plays Kyle. His previous theatre credits include Return Of The Unknown (Marlowe Theatre), Our Country’s Good (UK tour), ​Hospital At The Time of the Revolution,​A New Play for the General Election (Finborough Theatre), ​Cat in Sieve (Theatre503), ​Short and Stark ​(Southwark Playhouse), ​Manchester (Soho Theatre), ​Much Ado About NothingThe Canterbury Tales (Royal Court Theatre), The ​Exeter Blitz Project ​(The Bike Shed, Exeter), ​Cuddle, In the Blood, Great Expectations (Arcola Theatre), ​The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery (Hoxton Hall), and ​Dead Dog at Dry Cleaners (Pleasance, Islington). ​Television credits include, ​Black Mirror, ​Howards End You Look Stunning Too and ​The Vessel. For film his credits include By Paradise, Wonder Woman​, ​Time is ForeverJenny and Vinny Uncut, ​The ​Sanctuary of Collell, Gospel of Thomas and E and Others.

Scott Hurran directs Paper Cut. Previous directing credits include The Tide JettyOh What a Lovely Food WarWe are British (Eastern Angles), Hidden (UK tour), Counting Stars (Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The House of Bernarda Alba (Kings Head Theatre), Three to Four Days (Theatre 503), ​Immigrant ​ (Young Vic) and ​The Grandfather ​(Theatre Chipping Norton/ Oxford playhouse); and for film his credits include​Pecking Birds​, Career Boy and ​Medicine Man. His Assistant Director credits include Botticelli in the Fire (Hampstead Theatre), Women in Power (Nuffield Southampton Theatres), I Call My Brothers (Gate Theatre), The Precariat (Finborough Theatre) and The Same England (RSC). He is the Artistic Director of Ecclesia and is currently Artistic Associate at Eastern Angles.

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503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW

Box Office: 020 7978 7040


19 March – 11 April 2020

Writers’ Night: 18 March

Parent and baby: 1 April 1pm

Relaxed performance: 1 April 7.30pm

Rapid Write Response: 8 & 9 April

Wednesday 25 March – Saturday 11 April| Shows at 7.30PM


Sat 28 March 3pm

Wed 1 April 12pm

Sat 4 April 3pm

Wed 8 April 3pm

Sat 11 April 3pm

Standard £17 Concessions £15

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