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
Photography by Eoin Carey.
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
'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