Fire Exit is a multi-award-winning company presenting hard hitting, richly researched drama that innovates with form. The company is led by writer and director David Leddy, who 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 for our shows.


2018: Mitri is a sweet young terrorist who must lose his virginity tonight.


2014+2017: HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION is a courtroom drama with a dark twist where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction.


2017: A contemporary psychological tragedy written and performed by David Leddy.



Pyromania is a bursary programme created by Fire Exit to support playwrights based in Scotland to develop their skills in experimental writing. Designed for writers at any stage in their career, Pyromania aims to help create truly innovative text for contemporary theatre.

Each playwright selected will 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 Take Me Somewhere, May 2019).

Deadline for applications is 28th February 2018.

More information on Pyromania available here.

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

Fire Exit, 224 South Block, 50-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH, UK. +44 (0) 141 552 6719.
Company Number: SC234093. Charity Number: SC046082.

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