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TALKE PITS-BORN DIRECTOR MAKES NEW VIC DEBUT WITH TRAGI-COMEDY TWO

13 January 2020 Local News


Jim Cartwright’s dark comedy, ‘Two’,  will be performed at the New Vic Theatre from Friday 31 January to Saturday 22 February, and will be directed by Ruth Carney who was born and bred in Talke Pits. 

Behind the taps of their typically working-class Stoke-on-Trent pub, the Landlord and Landlady are an out-of-love couple who bicker with each other, but welcome their regulars with open ears and arms. The rich human stories of the regulars who visit the establishment will make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure, while the proprietors keep their spirits up, and the drinks and conversation flowing.  However – an unspoken tragedy casts a shadow on the relationship between this husband and wife, and they are forced to face up to their demons.

Director Ruth Carney said: “I am so, so excited to be directing ‘Two’.  The play is set in a northern town so you can locate it anywhere but I thought if we are playing in Stoke-on-Trent – set it there. And yes there is going to be an actual working bar on stage! In addition, I get to do this play in my home theatre, how lucky am I!”

‘Two‘ takes to the stage at the New Vic from Friday 31 January to Saturday 22 February. Tickets are on sale now from the New Vic Theatre Box Office and can be booked by calling 01782 717962 or online at newvictheatre.org.uk.


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