A shadowy man pursues an air-hostess during a night-time flight. After landing, he stalks her through the airport arrival zone and the streets of an unnamed city. Or is it she who’s pursuing him? CUT smashes together the jagged fragments of a story to create a disorienting and horrifically powerful psychological thriller, positioning its audience somewhere between the perpetrator, the victim and the movie director of a disturbed woman’s violent fantasies. A beautifully crafted set of fragmented storylines and anecdotes, coalescing around 24 hours in the life of a woman. This work draws its audience into a thrilling and unexpected conclusion.

"Cut is an intriguing and complete work of art and shouldn’t be missed."
Jason Blake, SMH

"It’s not often, if ever, that theatre manages to be truly terrifying...It's closest cinematic equivalent might be Lost Highway."
TimeOut, Sydney

  • thriller, drama
  • 55
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 15

EXTRACT: I caught a fish once. Camping one year. (Whispers) I had an accomplice. Donald. It was swimming lamely, round and round in the shallows. It must have been sick. Donald was just a little boy. But curious. Curious enough to do what I told him. So he picked up the fish – not me – I wouldn’t do it – I said, ‘Pick up the fish Donald’. And he did. ‘I’ve got it, I’ve got it’, he laughed. ‘Not much of an achievement’, I said. ‘It was half-dead when you picked it up’. I never let Donald enjoy anything.

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