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CUT is a production centred around knife crime and youth violence. It explores how a needless dispute at school causes a teenager to be stabbed and killed. 

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Overview

The play takes place amongst the four walls of a police interview room where Jamie recalls the night his best friend was murdered. The script was developed alongside a variety of professionals who work in tackling knife crime such as Merseyside Police, Cheshire Police and Rob Jackson. Family members of both victims and perpetrators also played a part in helping us shape the narrative and nuances within the story. This has gave the overall production a real sense of authenticity.

CUT EXPLORES

  • A young persons choice to carry a knife

  • Peer pressure

  • Drugs and alcohol misuse

  • Risk taking behaviour

  • How a knife crime can shatter relationships

Target Audience 

  • Young people (13+, Year 9+)

  • Parents, Carers, Guardians

  • Teachers  

  • Professionals working with young people. 

  • The Police and YOT

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SYNOPSIS

An empty house can only mean one thing. A house party! 

When class mate Molly decides to throw a house party, it soon becomes the talk of the school. Everyone is going including best friends Tom and Jamie. But after getting into a fierce brawl with Adam during break time, Jamie is left feeling anxious and paranoid. “You’re getting stabbed up, watch”. Hanging onto to Adams threats, Jamie decides to take a knife to the party “to protect himself” in case Adam is there. 

But what happens next will change the lives of everyone, forever.  

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Sarah heath
Chief Inspector
Cheshire Police

"This is just brilliant. An incredibly engaging way to cover the impacts and repercussions of carrying a knife. So realistic and just the kind of tragic consequences we see all too often. Well done!"

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Rob Jackson
Emergency Nurse Clinician
Nhs England, KnifeSavers 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."

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Alan Walsh 
Youth worker
Real Men Don't Carry Knives, Pathways CIC

"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."

Performance and Post-show Discussion

The performance will last approximately 30 minutes and the post-show discussion will last approximately 15 minutes

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CUT AIMS TO:

  • Inspire change by making young people aware of actions and consequences. 

  • Create safer communities for all.

  • Raise awareness around the repercussions of carrying a knife. 

  • Raise awareness around the long term impact knife crime and youth violence can have on a persons physical and mental health.

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