RIPPED

Boys don't cry and real men don't die, they just reload

RIPPED is Alex Gwyther's fourth play and premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim.

After being raped in an unprovoked attack, Jamie navigates his way through the absurd world of modern masculinity in the hope he can reinvent himself as Jack, a hyper-masculine version of his former self.

RIPPED exposes the current national crisis in masculinity. It shines a light on the pressures put on young men today to conform to outdated ideals of what a man should be, passed on to us from previous generations and exacerbated by the media’s representation of men. RIPPED examines hegemonic masculinity and Lad culture, body image, misogyny, sexuality and the repercussions of male rape.

*Shortlisted for Best Theatre Production, Shortlisted for the Sit Up Awards and nominated Best Monologue*

"A heroic confrontation"

- broadway baby

"Fascinating"

- THE WEE REVIEW

"A remarkable storyteller"

- UK THEATRE WEB

"Nothing short of brilliance"

- THEATRE WEEKLY

"Demands to be seen ... wow!"

- BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS

"I've never watched anything that's affected me this way before"

- THE EDIT

"Pressing and hard-hitting"

- CULTURE FIX

"A valuable and worthy watch"

- FAIRY POWERED PRODUCTIONS

"Totally engrossing"

- FEST MAG

- SCOTT'S PLAY