Plays Directory : Two

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jim Cartwright
  • Written
    1989
  • Overview
    'Jim Cartwright’s ‘two-handed’ play ‘Two’ presents a microcosm of working-class life in a Northern local in the 80’s; a place of failed aspirations and unfulfilled lives which has since been emulated in many comedies most notably, Early Doors. It’s main characters, the Landlord and Landlady, interlace a variety of characters each affected by another specific character, whether we witness both or not. At extremes with each other; he the hands on money-in-till manager, she the gossipy heart of the bar, their façade ultimately cracks when a young boy in search of his missing dad appears and they are forced to face the loss of their child years before. Along the way to their moving admissions of guilt and loss we witness a variety of stock characters; Fred and Alice, a lumpy loveable couple, acceptant of their lot in life and protective of each other. In contrast Roy, inadequate about his manliness, bullies Leslie into never-win situations. An Old Lady who wonders, after rewarding herself after another day of caring for her invalid husband, when it will all end is juxtaposed with the quiet Old Man who is content that his dead wife’s spirit is with him. We see a failing Romeo (Moth) and how his pathetic attempts with the women backfires leaving his girlfriend (Maude) suddenly holding all the cards, Likewise a Women fed up of being the mistress drunkenly decides to show her hand to her lovers wife whilst an the odd-match up of Mr & Mrs Iger ultimately prove their dependence on each other. All life is present in this pub; it is the heart of communities, it where people celebrate and mourn and throughout this play we are confronted unflinchingly at it’s weaknesses and darkness as well as its heart and many spirits!'

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4 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Rhona Richards
2020, Woman
Jersey Opera House Studio
Ali Allen
Ali Allen
Set Designer
2019, Set and Costume Designer
Derby Theatre
Lucien Hill
Lucien Hill
Actor
2019, Landlord
Jack Knight
Jack Knight
Actor
2019, Male Lead
The Electric Theatre
David Swift
David Swift
Actor
2018, Landlord
The Studio, Widnes
Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson
Child Actor
2018, The little boy
Derby Theatre
Phoebe Fischer
2018, Lesley
Hope Mill Theatre
Saime Higson
Saime Higson
Actor
2018, Maudie & Alice
Daniel Gazelli
2018, Fred
The Keep, Guildford
Elisha Duffy
Elisha Duffy
Actor
2018, Mrs Iger
Wigan
Chloe Lawson
Chloe Lawson
Actor
2018, Old Woman, Mrs Iger and Maudie
Jack Byrne
Jack Byrne
Actor
2018, Roy
Seevic College
Simon Eile
Simon Eile
Actor
2017, Landlord
Courtyard Theatre
Julie Wood
Julie Wood
Actor
2017, Landlady/ Old Lady/ Maudie/Mrs Iger/Lesley/Alice/ Drunk Woman
Rural tour Dorset
Daryl Wilding
2017, Moth
wigan and Leigh College
Jennifer Hymus
Jennifer Hymus
Makeup Artist
2017, Hair and Makeup Artist
Wendy JT Simeon
2017, Landlady
Courtyard Theatre
Gabriel Humphreys
Gabriel Humphreys
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Producer
Corpus Playroom
Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee
Actor
2017, Landlord/Roy/Mr Iger/Boy
Anna Ruben
Anna Ruben
Actor
2017, Landlady and all female roles
The Wightman Theatre, Shrewsbury

Alternative Names

two, Two by Jim Cartwright