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.


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


2016: An everyday tale of caution, courage and Cleo Laine.


2015: No refugee crisis ever looked so chic, darling.


October & November 2017

Horizontal Collaboration TOURING SCOTLAND

Following a successful Fringe run in 2014 including being shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Horizontal Collaboration returns to venues throughout Scotland this Autumn.

HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION is a courtroom drama with a dark twist where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction. Four steely U.N. lawyers read out startling interview transcripts from their laptops in an explosive tribunal concerning ‘horizontal collaboration’ - the name given to the supposed wartime crime of having sex with an enemy soldier. The intense stillness of the courtroom contrasts with the volatile narrative that unfolds around Judith K, an African warlord’s wife. After her husband’s assassination, Judith becomes leader and takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she? And can women ever be given the freedom to lead in a different way from men?

14 October, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
17 October, Lockerbie Town Hall, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
18 October, Glencairn Memorial Institute, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
19 October, The Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
20 October, The Brunton, Musselburgh
21 October, MacArts, Galashiels
25 October, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
27 October, East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
29 October, Mull Theatre, Tobermory
31 October, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
2 November, Birnam Arts, Birnam
3 November, Ardross Community Hall, Ardross
5 November, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick

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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