CUT

Cutting down, cutting out and cutting through, our perception of knife crime and how it affects our youth.

How does a knife make you feel?

Invincible? Protected? Vulnerable?

When one bad decision leads to a loss of life, wrong must be put right. Jamie finds himself amongst the four walls of a police interrogation room, forced to relive, recount and revive the night that changed his life forever. 

 

"Last night we attended a private viewing of a play called CUT, delivered by the outstanding Perception Theatre. It was an extremely powerful, emotional piece of work that explored knife crime."

Alan Walsh | Pathways CIC

"This is such a powerful play and well worth getting it into as many schools and colleges as possible. Tackles head on the reality of carrying a knife and its consequences."

Rob Jackson | NHS

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

 

An applied theatre production delving into the complexities of what makes a young person feel the need to carry a knife and the emotional impact a knife crime can have on everyone involved. The play also explores peer pressure and how it can cause young people to act out of character. Peer pressure is also examined through lens’ of drugs and alcohol and how these both can negatively affect a young person's ability to make critical decisions. The production also delves into toxic masculinity and how this can damage a young boys journey through teenage years to adulthood.

 

DURATION

 

The production duration is 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute actor led post-show talk. The actors will also deliver a Q&A if there is time at the end.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

YEAR 10+

PARENTS AND CARERS

TEACHERS

PROFESSIONALS

POLICE

GENERAL PUBLIC

 

THEMES AND ISSUES

 

KNIFE CRIME

YOUTH VIOLENCE

PEER PRESSURE

UNDERAGE DRINKING

TOXIC MASCULINITY

DRUGS

 

WHO CAN YOU TURN TO FOR HELP AROUND THESE ISSUES?

 
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120 Knowsley Road 
Bootle
Liverpool 
L20 4NR
(Postal Address Only)

 

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Perception Theatre Ltd

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Liverpool 

L33 3AY 

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07306133629

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