Cut Out

A reluctant western about family estrangement

A new show from Emma Baskeyfield Theatre with additional material by the company

Cut Out is inspired by classic westerns using visual storytelling, multi-operator puppetry and cowboy stories to examine the complexity of family life & explore what happens when resolution is not as easy as a shootout and riding off into the sunset. Yee-Haw.

Cut Out is not only a new show, but a new way of working where mental health access is at the heart of our process, including our plans for future touring. Thought this is an autobiographical show reflecting on Emma’s lived experience, it has been a collaborative process where additional material has been devised by the company.

Lead Artist and Performer: Emma Baskeyfield
Director and Dramaturg: Rachael Walsh
Producer: Lucy Donald
Performer/Puppeteers: Josh Lucas, Josephine Dennehy Technical Stage Manager: Mia Raven
Creative contributors: Anju Kasturiraj, Mitch Sanderson

Original compositions by ASJ
Set Build by William Aubrey Jones Photography by Dom Moore Graphic Design by Alex Jackson Prod Assistant (R&D): Lauren Walsh

Cut Out originally premiered at Theatre Royal Plymouth before going on a small South West tour in Autumn 2021.