Fire Exit presents international, multi-award-winning theatre that aims to innovate, illuminate and invigorate. The company was set up in 2002 by artistic director David Leddy, who writes and directs Fire Exit's shows. He has been described as a 'leading theatrical innovator' by The Times as well as a ‘maverick’ (Guardian), an ‘institution’ (Independent), a ‘genius’ (Scotsman), a ‘master’ (Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil) and a 'theatrical iconoclast' (The List). The shows combine the emotional drive of dramatic new writing with the intellectual stimulation of performance art and the dynamism of new technology. Read more


Watch the trailers from our shows.


A contemporary psychological tragedy written and performed by David Leddy.


An everyday tale of caution, courage and Cleo Laine.


No refugee crisis ever looked so chic, darling.


We are delighted to announce our Pyromania playwrights for 2017 are Amy Conway and Maryam Hamidi!

"I'm delighted to be given this opportunity. It feels like a real luxury to be given the resources and support to develop myself as a playwright. The prospect of developing a script under David's mentorship is very exciting." - Amy Conway

"I'm excited to get started and I'm delighted to have David Leddy and Fire Exit's mentorship as I navigate a bold experiment in my play writing style." - Maryam Hamidi

Amy and Maryam will each receive:

  • A £1000 cash bursary.

  • Between 6-8 mentoring meetings over the course of a year with David Leddy.

  • A rehearsed reading of the script at the end of year with a professional cast (scheduled to take place at Tron Theatre as part of Mayfesto, May 2018).

More information on Pyromania available here.

Pyromania is a Fire Exit programme with Tron Theatre and support from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland. Funded by The Bridge Awards and Creative Scotland.

Fire Exit, 224 South Block, 50 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH, UK. +44 (0) 141 552 6719.
Company Number: SC234093. Charity Number: SC046082.

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