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The Cutting Edge a new show by Jack Shepherd at London's Arcola Theatre

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Tickets are on sale now for Jack Shepherd's critically acclaimed tragicomedy The Cutting Edge, the new play that explores the high tension between capitalist constructs and creative freedom, daring to question what matters most in our modern-day world: money, power, and glory or true happiness and a blissful simple life?

Book your cheap Arcola Theatre tickets for The Cutting Edge today to secure the best seats whilst availability lasts!

What is The Cutting Edge play by Jack Shepherd about?

“We all felt we were on the edge of a crumbling cliff. The future was ours for the taking.”

Anna and Chris have left the posh world of art criticism behind in favour of a more self-sustaining life in the countryside. But after seven long years, they're beginning to get cabin fever. Things get crazy when after the glamourous artist Elvira pays them a surprise visit, effectively uprooting the couple's newfound life. Memories of a bygone era come crashing down like a tidal wave and their lucrative past life is brought into focus once more.

This sharp piece by Jack Shepherd is a gripping tale exploring the human condition and is guaranteed to invoke feelings of shock and bewilderment that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.

About playwright Jack Shepherd: stage credits and more

Jack Shepherd's previous written works for London's Arcola Theatre include Chasing The Moment (2007) and Only When I Laugh (2009). As an actor, he has starred in such productions as Macbeth (2002), Small Craft Warnings (2008), and Home (2013) and has even served as the director for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Measure for Measure.

Prior to becoming an actor, Shepherd trained as a painter and is also no stranger to television, having appeared in Trevor Griffiths' Bill Brand (1976) as the titular character and in the detective series Wycliffe (1993-98). His performance in Glengarry Glen Ross earned him the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play. 

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Additional Information

Age restriction

This production is recommended for ages 12+

Running time

2hr 10min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

13 February - 21 March 2020


This production contains strong language and references to drug and alcohol abuse.


There will be a Relaxed Performance Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm

Venue Information

Arcola Theatre24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL

Customer Reviews

1 reviews4.0

Anne Manson1st March

Excellent acting all round and must commend the understudy for a very convincing and able portrayal of Chris, despite being hampered carrying the script. Not sure about the ending, I found it a bit ragged and not entirely convincing - and they galloped off into the sunset! However a very enjoyable, entertaining performance, with many wise home truths and observations thrown in.