Underbelly - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Boys don't cry and Real Men don't die, they just reload.


96% of all male rape cases go unreported. Masking his trauma, Jack steps into the absurd world of modern masculinity and reinvents himself as a "real man". This is his explosive story. How far will Jack go to fit in, whilst hoping his past never catches up with him?


Written by and starring Alex Gwyther (Most Promising New Playwright shortlist at Off West End Awards), Ripped exposes this national crisis and the pressures put on young men to live up to outdated ideals. Directed by Max Lindsay (ANGRY at Southwark Playhouse) and produced by Fringe First Award-winner Robin Rayner (FABRIC, TIMMY & ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG).