Hannah Price is the Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut, a unique collaborative event which has snowballed since its initial performance at London’s Southwark Playhouse in March.
“They’re really rehearsed readings,” says Hannah, describing Theatre Uncut’s eight shorts, “all written in response to the cuts. Each one treats the topic differently: from ones which focus specifically on the cuts; to others which have overarching ideas inspired by them.”
The pieces include works by playwrights Mark Ravenhill, Clara Brennan, David Greig and others.
“We’ve got an amazing array of writers,” says Hannah, “and so many companies and people supporting us.”
Since the first performances, Theatre Uncut has played over 90 UK dates, including the Latitude Festival; and overseas in Germany and America. On Aug 22nd at The Traverse, it makes a stop at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“It’s about getting as much of an audience as possible. And after Edinburgh, we’re hoping to keep performing as and when we can; hopefully another event in America, then we’re looking into creating something new with a different format.”
Hannah was at the Fringe last year, directing two shows, including Clara Brennan’s Bud Take The Wheel, I Feel A Song Coming On. Both pieces she worked on played full runs for the whole of the Fringe.
“I love Edinburgh; and the Traverse,” says Hannah. “Such a lovely bar too!”
“And I’m glad I won’t be spending the month handing out flyers!”
Theatre Uncut is appearing at The Traverse on 22 Aug only at 15:00 and 19:00. More details are on the Fringe website.