CUTTING EDGE THEATRE was formed in 1995 by Suzanne Lofthus with the aim of making a difference in people’s lives through Theatre. We are a diverse company working in many different areas. Over the years, we have been involved in a number of projects and productions, working mainly with people who are disadvantaged in some way. This has taken the Company to many places both here in Scotland and overseas including Malawi, Zimbabwe, USA, Italy and Brazil. We have set up and run a number of youth theatre projects in Scotland as well as working in a number of prisons and communities.
The Company produces both Professional and Community productions and was short-listed as one of the 2010 Guardian newspaper’s Charity of the Year
Previous productions include:
“Downs with Love” premiered at Fringe 2016.
“Mary, the Last Farewell” – a new production about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Premiered in Fringe 2014
“Glencoe Lament” about the Glencoe massacre.
“Dare2Hope” a new play dealing with the issue of suicide prevention amongst young men
Tours of “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” round Scottish Castles
“A Scot’s Passion” a new production which toured in 2000 which was a version of a Passion play set against the backdrop of a middle east hostage situation.
We often commission new projects and enjoy seeing them go on to enjoy success outwith the Company. Our work in Musical Theatre has also produced a number of new works including being the originating Producer of “Whisky Galore – a musical!” before it was picked up by Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Written by Ian Hammond Brown [http://ianhammondbrown.com/] and Shona McKee McNeil for the Fringe and then delighted to see that production being picked up by Pitlochry where it broke all box office records in their history.
The Company has a Christian ethos as a foundation and our work is varied.
We are also delighted to be one of the winners of The People’s Project Fund 2017 which will enable us to develop our work on the INSPIRE project.
Suzanne as a Freelance Director also specialises in producing and directing large scale open air productions both here and overseas. Work in Scotland includes the annual Easter Play in Edinburgh – http://www.easterplay.org
“We aspire to inspire!”
See Testimonials page for some quotes on our work.
All designed to “Give people a voice!”