Paper Cut London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Ambitious, Military drama, Interesting idea, Good cast

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The UK premiere of Andrew Rosendorf's love story through the lens of a young, gay soldier.

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171 Reviews | 6 Followers
Exploring emotions, Military drama, Good cast

See it if Countless find the transition traumatic but military families especially so because of the continued costs after the guns are put down.

Don't see it if war, conflict, emotions isn’t your preferred choice of theatre. Note: contains swearing.

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Refreshing, Interesting idea, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if New writing, new ideas, interesting LGBT + play

Don't see it if Story needs fleshing out/characters a bit one dimensional

Critic Reviews (5)

June 13th, 2023

“The piece is careless about its implications and short-sighted in its reach. It doesn’t really say much about the bigger picture nor about the incidental political statements it makes. It’s not a lost cause, but - just like Kyle does - it deserves more attention.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 13th, 2023

“Thoughtful but overwrought, American playwright Andrew Rosendorf’s heartfelt drama examines underexplored angles of the familiar story of a soldier struggling to readjust to civilian life. “
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June 15th, 2023

“ ‘Paper Cut’ doesn’t really tell us anything we don’t already know with regards to homosexuality in the military, and would probably benefit from a deeper exploration of the tension between the twin brothers...As it is, it’s a terse, but insufficiently intense, evening that frequently feels on the brink of achieving real power but never quite gets there. Worth catching for the acting though.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
June 13th, 2023

“...’Paper Cut’ is a richly layered play and has been directed here with a sure, sturdy hand...the strength of the actors and calibre of the writing make this nuanced, explorative work a must-see.”
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
June 14th, 2023

Mardy holds the piece together with relentless, fully invested energy, a continual churn of barely-contained anguish, furious at being alive. Unlike the deep bodily injuries Kyle continually deflects as mere paper cuts, Rosendorf acknowledges the depths of issues to unpack here, almost erring on the side of excess. Yet the audience emerges with a clear understanding of each character’s viewpoint, a nod to director Scott Hurran’s detailed work with the actors despite all the cascading narratives. The final moments hint at a long-deserved healing, the central concern amidst all the multiple topics covered.
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