Paper Cut

Paper Cut

"It's the end of the Earth. And if I'm gonna f*****g die, I at least want to die knowing I loved."


A young gay American soldier, Kyle, returns from Afghanistan after being injured in an IED blast. Only a paper cut. Or that’s what he wants his friends, family, and a potential new love to believe. Paper Cut is a raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll of returning soldiers and how they navigate their way through another minefield of returning home.

This is a love story through the prism of a soldier. Someone who will die for their country, even when their country tells them every day – in small and large ways – that they are less than. It’s an examination of what it means to be a man. And even more so, what it means to be a gay man?

Ecclesia is a theatre company dedicated to staging work about how big politics affect small people. Productions include Hidden by Nicola Werenowksa and Counting Stars by Atiha Sen Gupta, receiving a commendation for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

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Wed 18 Mar - Sat 11 Apr, 3pm & 7.30pm


The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Rd SW11 3BW London, UK · Get Directions
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