The Cut

by  Mark Ravenhill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

In a society sickened by his profession, Paul struggles with his conscience and longs to tell the truth. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Paul is an ordinary man with a shocking secret. At home, he is a loving husband and father. At work, he administers the cut. In a society sickened by his profession, Paul struggles with his conscience and longs to tell the truth.
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Reviews

"A masterpiece of duplicity, doubt and distress." - The Guardian

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: The Future
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

3m, 3f

PAUL

JOHN

GITA

SUSAN

MINA

STEPHEN

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Note from Mark Ravenhill: I'm happy for any of the parts to be played by whoever, whatever gender. The gendered casting is only a suggestion and the parts are open to anyone wherever they are on the gender spectrum. 

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Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex in 1966. He studied Drama and English at Bristol University. His first play Shopping and Fucking was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. Subsequent plays include Faust Is Dead and Handbag (both Actors Touring Company), Some Explicit Pola ...

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The Cut had its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, on 23 February 2006, starring Ian McKellan.

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