“We all felt we were on the crest of a breaking wave. The future was ours.”
Following his acclaimed play Half Moon, Jack Shepherd premieres a new tragicomedy about life, money and art.
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.
Plodding piece about the meaning and value of art
Moribund and faltering play
Flavourless drama about art and country living
Billed as a tragicomedy, there are certainly plenty of laughs in Shepherd's play, but it sadly doesn't feel complete enough to be tragic
Consummate, compelling performances can’t quite elevate this directionless domestic drama