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Ecclesia Productions in association with Park Theatre presents the UK premiere of

Paper Cut

by Andrew Rosendorf

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Directed by Scott Hurran


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

A young gay American soldier, 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 raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll of returning soldiers and how they navigate their way through another minefield - returning home.

This is a love story through the prism of a soldier. Someone who will die for their country even when their country tells them every day - in small and large ways - that they are less than. It’s an examination of what it means to be man. And even more so: what it means to be a gay man.


★★★★ 'Beautifully acted, deeply felt, and willing to tackle difficult questions and painful circumstances' All That Dazzles 

★★★★ 'A memorable evening' BritishTheatre.Com

★★★★ 'An intricate tapestry of scarring feelings and realizations' First Night Magazine

'Callum Mardy gives a powerful central performance as tough, traumatised Kyle, forced to re-evaluate his entire identity after losing both legs to an IED.' The Stage

'Paper Cut is sometimes difficult to watch but it is easy to recommend' Once a Week Theatre

'Remarkably powerful' The Reviews Hub

'A great night of theatre that succeeds in leaving a lasting impact' Longstaff Reviews