London — 24 June 2023
LGBTQAi+ ARMED FORCES – PAPER CUT PERFORMANCE & Q and A
- 13 Clifton Terrace
London N4 3JP
On Armed Forces Day we will be holding an event for LGBTQAi+ Veterans, this event is to see the Park Theatre Production of new play Paper Cut, and to attend the exclusive Q and A after the Performance to meet the actors, creatives team, veterans working on the production and to socialise within their community in a safe environment. On Armed Forces day we will be creating an incredible get together for the queer community who are serving or ex-military to share experiences, meet new people and reflect on the positive changes that have been made for the LGBTQAi+ communities in the armed forces.
The production is about 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 – 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 man. And even more so: what it means to be a gay man.