In The Bar
Debbie Griffiths and Piers Newman in BLT’s April 2015 ‘In The Bar’ production of ‘Two’, directed by Kyle Cluett.
Thu 20 – Sun 23 March 2014 at 7.45pm
by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Kyle Cluett
Fourteen characters, two actors and one night in a bar in Northern England. This is the recipe for Jim Cartwright’s Two. Blended together with a whirlwind of emotion, questionable customer service and unspoken truths. From the landlord and landlady who despise the sight and sound of one another to a shaken (not stirred) cocktail of customers, Two explores the different types of relationships in society today.
Two was first performed in the Bolton Octagon Theatre in 1989 and transferred to London’s Young Vic in 1990. It has been performed in many different ways, most recently, a production from Deafinitely Theatre at the Southwark Playhouse which incorporated British Sign Language into the play.
“Jim Cartwright’s 1989 play is a distillation (no pun intended) of what we’ve all experienced whilst nursing a drink in the local – rows, adolescent showing off, pathetic pick-up lines and overheard snippets of bizarre conversations” – J. D. Atkinson, British Theatre Guide
Landlord and all male characters : Piers Newman
Landlady and all female characters : Debbie Griffiths