Make The Cut is the hottest competition for actors and writers seeking an opportunity and a platform to showcase their talents.

Some of the UK’s most talented emerging artists are selected to compete in front of a voting audience and an industry panel. Hoping to make the cut, writers submit their work and the top monologues are shortlisted for the competition. After a first round of auditions, actors are chosen to go head to head, performing the monologues in a series of rounds, in which the winning actor and writer is chosen!

WINNING PRIZES! Supporting rising talent in moving forward with their careers!

Actors: £148 towards Equity membership (Trade Union for professional performers) or a term’s free membership to The Actors Club run by Director’s Cut Theatre Company.

Writers: Free script development service. Three dramaturgy sessions (full script analysis) on any script or piece of writing of their choice with Artistic Director Heather Ward.

A competition like no other. The question is – who will Make The Cut?

”Such a fantastic event to have been created, really enjoyable evening.” Giacomo Palazzo (Independent Talent Agency)

”Brilliantly organised and a great idea!” Camilla Young (Curtis Brown Literary Agency)

”Such a very good evening with an extremely high standard all round. The evening was incredibly well run and put together.” Irene Cotton (CDG)

”I found the whole experience really quite moving. Great writing and great actors.” Guy Rose (Futerman, Rose & Associates)

”One of the best showcases for writers I have ever been to. Just what the industry needs, emerging talent showing the raw edge of theatre.” Shane Collins (Shane Collins Associates)


Thursday 29th September


Pleasance Theatre


When a message is received that everyone must hide, not step outside or even look out the window…what would you do?

SOS is our 3 part web-series created by writers, directors and actors in our film-making club. Join us for our live stream premiere!

Episode 1 – Stay Outta Sight

Episode 2 – Save Our Server

Episode 3 – Save Our Souls

SOS went live on Monday 20th December, to watch the web series premiere catch it here: SOS – YouTube

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep notified about this and future premieres – Directors Cut Theatre Company 

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