Cutter is a young black woman fighting. Fighting in the space made by loss – loss of her family, loss of her community, loss of her self-respect and self-control.
This powerful play explored boxing as a discipline rather than a weapon, and the temptation to self-harm when it all becomes too much.
A story of inter-generational love, and underscored by a vibrant soundtrack, Cutter offered a gritty insight into a young person’s struggle for identity.
The production toured nationally to venues and schools.
You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.
As a teenager Cyd Folan was a youth theatre member and an usher with Half Moon Theatre. She recalls seeing Cutter and the impact it made on her. Interviewed by Rio Puffett.
Chris Elwell has been the Director of Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road since 1997. He talks about the company’s work for teenage audiences and the importance of involving them at the heart of the development process. He discusses Yeah Whatever!, Caravan, Cued Up, Cutter and Locked In. Interviewed by Kavana Joyett.
Cutter – Soundtrack