Deep Cut

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Deep Cut
Written by Philip Ralph
Date premiered 2008
Place premiered Edinburgh, Scotland
Original language English
Genre Documentary/Drama
Setting Deepcut Barracks

Deep Cut is a play to date performed by Cardiff theatre company Sherman Cymru[1] and written by Philip Ralph. It premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 and won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in the same year[2] as well as best Actor (Ciaran McIntyre) and Best Actress (Rhian Blythe) awards with The Stage's Stage Awards for Acting Excellence.[3] It concerns the death by gunshot of four trainees and the aftermath at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey (1995-2002)[4] and is based on firsthand testimonies.[5] The play transferred to the Tricycle Theatre for a four week run in 2009.[6]

The rights to the play were optioned in 2009 by Revolution Films for an unspecified period.[7]


  1. ^ Brown, Angie (2008-08-07). "UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Parents inspired by Deepcut play". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ "AIUK : Scotland: 'Deep Cut' wins 2008 Freedom of Expression Award". Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  3. ^ "News - Wales News - Deepcut play wins more awards". WalesOnline. 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  4. ^ Spencer, Charles (2009-03-17). "Deep Cut at the Tricycle Theatre - review". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  5. ^ Gardner, Lyn (2008-08-02). "Edinburgh festival: Deep Cut". The Guardian (London). 
  6. ^ Nightingale, Benedict (March 13, 2009). "Deep Cut at the Tricycle Theatre, London". The Times (London). 
  7. ^ "Sherman Cymru's DEEP CUT Comes To The Tricycle Theater (UK / West End)". 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2010-06-03.