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Two, which was first performed in 1989 at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre and later in London at The Young Vic Theatre, won the playwright, Jim Cartwright, the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best New Play. He then went on to write the highly acclaimed play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in 1992 which was winner of both the Evening Standard and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year.

The play is set in a typical northern pub run by a bickering husband and wife. Through the play we gradually learn about the pub owners and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening. All fourteen characters are played by just two actors, each vignette skilfully combining pathos and humour. When a little boy is left behind by his father, a fragile reconciliation occurs as their own dark tragedy is revealed.

“Sharp-talking comedy makes way for bleak urban poetry; a karaoke singalong one minute, a domestic abuse drama the next; there are plenty of laughs and big dollops of sentiment.” (The Guardian). This psychological drama, written by Jim Cartwright, is at once “Absolutely riveting.” (Daily Telegraph) and at the same time “Astonishing, funny and sad.” (Daily Express).

This production includes material of an adult nature.

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