FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE LONDON PREMIÈRE OF PAPER CUT AT THEATRE503
Ecclesia, Rua Arts and Soldiers’ Arts Academy in association with Theatre503 present
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 Rosendorf. Scott 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 includeHedda Gabler (National Theatre), Life and Death of a Journalist, Anything is Possible if You Think About it Hard Enough, King of the F***ing Castle (VAULT Festival), A Spoonful, Soft 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 andLocked. For film his credits include Time-lapse, Incarnadine, Bruised, 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’t, The Red Balloon (Southwark Playhouse), What Once Was Ours (UK tour), Burnt Toast (Theatre503/Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Stay Happy, Keep Smiling (Jermyn Street Theatre). For television his credits include Cursed and Not Going Out. His film credits include Last Call, 18, Chaconne, 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 Nothing, The 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 Forever, Jenny 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 Jetty, Oh What a Lovely Food War, We 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 includePecking 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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