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Two
17 January 12 - 25 February 12

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by Jim Cartwright


Justin Moorhouse and Victoria Elliott play the landlord and landlady of a northern pub in Jim Cartwright’s tour de force play TWO. Over the course of one evening they embody the characters of 14 of their pub regulars, with love and relationships running as a continuous theme throughout the evening.

It’s hilariously funny, savagely sad, wistful, surprising and magical. 

 
'The Queen of tittle-tattle'
 
'Sod Off'
 
'Out of the cellar and into the Boxing Ring, That's Me'
 
'Ting Ting, Tills Away, Round bleedin' one'
 
'Will you back off for once'
 
'Never.'  
 

Cartwright’s previous successes include ROAD and THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, both staged to huge acclaim at the Royal Exchange. Award-winning author Jim Cartwright takes the ordinary and elevates it into something extraordinary.

For this production,
we’re delighted to welcome actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse back to the Royal Exchange stage, after he warmed our hearts last year in our Christmas production of ZACK. (‘Justin Moorhouse brings real HEART AND SOUL to the role’ whatsonstage.com). He’s joined by the brilliant Victoria Elliott – last seen at the Royal Exchange as Audrey in AS YOU LIKE IT.  They’re both reunited with Greg Hersov – director of both ZACK and AS YOU LIKE IT - and who’s had a long association with Jim Cartwright.
 

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REVIEWS
REVIEWS
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REVIEWS

* * * * * 'THIS PERFECT LITTLE PLAY…BRILLIANTLY PLAYED..I CANNOT THINK OF A PLAY I HAVE ENJOYED MORE, OR FELT MORE MOVED’ The Independent.

* * * * 'It’s got to be busy, frenetic, tour-de-forceful stuff and in Greg Hersov’s deft revival neither Justin Moorhouse...nor Victoria Elliott...disappoint.' The Daily Telegraph

* * * * FUNNY, WISTFUL, SURPRISING & TENDER. INCREDIBLY POIGNANT' The Public Reviews

‘TREMENDOUS performances – ENGAGING and WITTY yet FULL OF PATHOS.  They’re QUITE A DOUBLE ACT’ The Stage

‘The design gets it JUST RIGHT… so do…Justin Moorhouse and Victoria Elliott..WARM, TENDER & WRYLY COMIC.’ The Guardian

* * * * 'the two actors do an INCREDIBLE job..Elliott in particular is A JOY to watch.' whatsonstage.com

'SUPERB...Moorhouse..is both BRILLIANTLY DISTURBING and TOUCHINGLY POIGNANT...Elliott is EXTRAORDINARY ' Exeunt Magazine

‘AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO WATCH… they CRACKLE AND SPARKLE..IF YOU ONLY GO INTO ONE PUB THIS YEAR, MAKE SURE IT’S THIS ONE. ' The Daily Post

‘Elliott is EXCELLENT – Moorhouse is a REVELATION – BOTH DESERVE THE OVATION THAT THEY GET’ The Times

‘Moorhouse - ENGAGING , FUNNY AND WONDERFULLY ABLE TO EVOKE PATHOS…Elliott – ACTS HER SOCKS OFF - DELICIOUSLY FUNNY’ Manchester Evening News

‘IF YOU’VE NEVER SET FOOT IN A THEATRE – TWO is SURE TO GIVE YOU THE BUG…THIS PLAY HAS EVERYTHING’ The Messenger



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TWO Pre-show, Interval and Post-Show music
TWO Pre-show, Interval and Post-Show music
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Back in December 2011, we put a call out for your song suggestions that represent our production of TWO! We asked you to tell us what jukebox tunes you know/remember from pub sessions - the most popular ones that seem to inject that feel good vibe, and love duets - not just the Good ones, but the bad and the ugly as well!

Here is what we came up with:

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INTERVAL




POST-SHOW



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Cast
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Victoria ElliottJustin Moorhouse
Director Greg Hersov
Designer Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Chris Davey
Sound Steve Brown

STAY FOR A DRINK AFTER TWO AND PAY ONLY £2.50 FOR A PINT OF JW LEES BITTER OR A GLASS OF WINE.

Come and join us in the pub and enjoy a drink and a chat.  Every Thursday there'll be free live entertainment after the show - pub quizzes, live comedy or a live band.

RAFFLES AND GAMES  - With prizes including gifts from Craft Shop and tickets for shows.

Play POOL, TABLE FOOTBALL, JENGA, DARTS, DOMINOES - All available from the Bar.

IT’S ALL HAPPENING AFTER THE SHOW - SO STICK AROUND AND ENJOY THE ATMOSPHERE.

Why go anywhere else!

Wednesday 22 February 9.15pm
FOLK NIGHT
Join us this Wednesday for an hour of folk music with Michael Seal, Stuart Galligan, Mississippi Jon Beech and Mark Greer.

Performance Times:
Monday - Friday, 7.30pm and Saturday, 8.00pm
Matinees - Wednesday, 2.30pm and Saturday, 4.00pm

Extra Matinee:
Tuesday 31 January (no evening performance)

Audio-Described Performance:
Saturday 4 February 4pm
 
After Show Discussion:
Thursday 23 February
 
BSL Interpreted Performance:
Friday 24 February
 
Exchange Education:
Pre-Show Workshops
Between The Lines Playreading Group
In The Lounge Drop-In
The North Young People's Theatre Workshop Project
Online resources available at royalexchange.co.uk/resources
 
Running time
TWO is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long (which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes)