The Cutting Edge


Anna and Chris have abandoned the lucrative world of art criticism for a self-sufficient life in the countryside. But seven years in, doubts are beginning to take root.
The Cutting Edge at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Thursday 13 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Jack Shepherd's previous work at Arcola: Only When I Laugh (2009); Chasing The Moment (2007). As an actor: Home (2013); Small Craft Warnings (2008); Macbeth (2002). As a director: Measure for Measure; Macbeth; A Midsummer Night's Dream. Jack trained as a painter before becoming an actor.


He played the title role in Trevor Griffiths' series Bill Brand (1976) and the detective drama Wycliffe (1993-98).


He won the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play for the original production of Glengarry Glen Ross.


Synopsis


Following his acclaimed play Half Moon, Jack Shepherd premieres a new tragicomedy about life, money and art.


“We all felt we were on the crest of a breaking wave. The future was ours.”


Anna and Chris have abandoned the lucrative world of art criticism for a self-sufficient life in the countryside.


But seven years in, doubts are beginning to take root.


An unexpected visit from glamorous artist Elvira (Maggie Steed) shakes the foundations of the couple's new life, and brings a bygone era into startlingly sharp focus.


The Cutting Edge explores the tensions between creativity and capitalism, sustainability and progress, and questions what matters most in the modern world.


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Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 13 February 2020

Press night:Tuesday 18 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 21 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (18 March)

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:

Best £25


Standard £20


Value £15


Standard:

Best £30


Standard £25


Value £17


Restricted £12


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Relaxed Performance: Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm

Cast


James Clyde - Peter

Michael Feast - Zak

Maggie Steed - Elvira

Jasmine Hyde - Anna

David Sturzaker - Chris


Creatives


Author: Jack Shepherd
Director: Jack Shepherd
Designer: Louie Whitemore
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: Lex Kosanke
Production: Arcola Theatre

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