Two Poster


written by

Jim Cartwright

directed by

Debbie Fowler

Performed at

The New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th November 2004


Programme Notes

"Two" - Jim Cartwright's character study of a 'local' pub, its eccentric customers and its warring landlord and wife won the Manchester Evening News Best New Play award in 1989. Cartwright, writer of "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" (starring Jane Horrocks), is one of the mavericks of the British theatre.

"Two", a bittersweet comedy, is set in present day and the action takes place during one evening. The pub regulars arrive and depart: the old man and his very real memories; the jack-the lad ever on the cadge, the domineering wife and hen-pecked husband; the 'other' woman come to see her man; the lad who's dad forgot him, and many more. Serving them all is the behind-the-bar couple whose cheeky humour thinly covers a tragic secret that threatens to tear them apart.

"A sharp, salty, quickfire evocation of the surface gaiety and underlying melancholia of English pub life. Engages the beauty of the human condition where laughter, tears, love and anger simultaneously combust". The Guardian
"This extraordinarily gifted and original voice ... populates the space with broad humour, dry wit and often shudderingly moving poetry". Time Out

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The Cast

in order of appearance

Landlord Ian Ward
Landlady Kate Mitchell
Old Woman Val Foskett
Moth Matthew Petty
Maudie Ruth Brooks
Old Man James Grayston
Mrs Iger Katy Wey
Mr Iger Mike Tierney
Lesley Jayne Giordanella
Roy Jethro Crabb
Fred Mike Norman-Smith
Alice Alison Raffan
Woman Kathie Arundell
Little girl Phoebe Hodgson

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The Crew

Director Debbie Fowler
"Executive" Producer Jeff Graves
Stage Manager Cindy Graves
Set Build Mike Tierney
Lighting / Sound Simon Harris
Publicity / Programme ???
Poster Design John Gargrave
Matthew Petty
Cast Photos Jayne Giordanella
Web page Matthew Petty

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