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AFTER THE CUTS

By Gary McNair 
Directed by Beth Morton


A dark comedy that imagines a Scotland without our beloved NHS. 

It’s 25 years from now. Yes, it’s the future, but before you start thinking about robots and The Jetsons, don’t. It’s just like now, but a bit more… well, shitey.

Jim and Agnes have worked hard their whole life but retirement plans are thwarted when Agnes is diagnosed with a serious illness. An operation would likely fix everything but, poor and uninsurable, and with the NHS as we know it a thing of the past, Jim must take matters into his own hands in this moving tale that shows the lengths people go to for life and love. 


PREVIOUS TOUR DATES:

Glasgow Oran Mor - Play, Pie and a Pint, Nov 2015
Edinburgh
Summerhall Festival, August 2018


PRODUCTION PICTURES

Photography by Eoin Carey.


TRAILER


CREDITS:

Writer: Gary McNair
Director: Beth Morton
Lighting Design & Production Manager: Malcolm Rogan
Set & Costume Designer: Jessica Brettle
Sound Designer & Composer: Simon Liddell
Stage Manager: Kara Jackson
Producers: Raw Material


PRESS:

'Beautifully directed by Beth Morton on a warm, worn and perfect set, After The Cuts deals with issues we all face multiple times during our life.’ ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

‘Director Beth Morton stages a polished production, anchored by a beautifully realised relationship and layered by an ambient, electronic score by Frightened Rabbit’s Simon Liddell.’ ★★★★ Skinny

 ‘Beth Morton’s production gives Jim and Agnes’ relationship the kind of comfortable warmth built by years together.’ ★★★★ Guardian

 ‘A darkly funny dystopia about life after the dismantling of the NHS’ ★★★★ Stage

 'A beautifully written and performed exercise in effective political theatre’ ★★★★★  730 Review

'a sad, tender, often amusing portrait of two people struggling in a society that has turned its back on them' ★★★★ TIMEOUT EDINBURGH

'a short, very sharp tale about ordinary people pushed to the limits in a future that “is much like the present, only shittier’ ★★★★ Independent


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