by Duncan Graham
Hannah Norris | Woman
Duncan Graham | Director
Elizabeth Gadsby | Designer
Russell Goldsmith | Sound Design
Sam Hopkins | Lighting Design & Technical Direction
Production Photos | Gary Cockburn
Part installation, part theatre poem, part noir thriller, CUT took the 2015 Adelaide Fringe by storm.
A woman prepares for work. In her image a series of chilling events unfold. She is hunter and hunted. An elaborate fantasy? Or a real threat circling outside her door?
Prepare to be sealed into this intimate and unforgettable theatrical trip. The psychological equivalent of extreme turbulence.
'Truly terrifying' **** (Time Out, Sydney)
'Norris is simply outstanding' ****1/2 (RipItUp.com.au)
'A total work of art' (Sydney Morning Herald)
• Rip It Up
“Cut is the most uncomfortable show of this year’s Fringe. It is also the most unforgettable”
**** 1/2 David Knight
• Adelaide Theatre Guide
“a beguiling, engaging and precise performance… full of danger and uncertainty… a complete success.”
****1/2 John Wells
• Broadway World
“extraordinary team of consummate professionals… Hannah Norris is utterly terrifying… astonishing… an extraordinary performance”
• The Australian
“The excellent Hannah Norris... intriguingly ambiguous"
• The Barefoot Review
“This play in the dark is all about light… Norris’s performance is superb… This is what a Fringe is all about.”
• Stage Whispers
“Her intense performance is brilliant!… a work of art”
• The Clothesline
“Hannah Norris is extremely convincing as the disturbed, disturbing “Woman” at the centre of Duncan Graham’s dark work, Cut… On occasion, it’s like being in the darkest recesses of a David Lynch film. Or inside a bad dream.” David Robinson
• Crikey Daily Review
“Unfortunately, its intensely claustrophobic staging in the Manse theatre proved unbearable for this writer who had to excuse himself at the beginning of the show. “
• Canberra Critics Circle
“With impeccable skill, expert timing and emotional intensity, Norris charts the challenging course... The tension is palpable and the final solution shocking and irrevocable."
“Norris is able to switch from bright and breezy to dark and scary in a convincing performance."
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Our Edinburgh poster! Designed by Danny Brookes, Photo by Gary Cockburn
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