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:

Lucien Hill
Lucien Hill
Actor
2019, Landlord
David Swift
David Swift
Actor
2018, Landlord
The Studio, Widnes
Simon Eile
Simon Eile
Actor
2017, Landlord
Courtyard Theatre
Josh Fielding
2016, Landlord
Coppice Theatre
Neil Hurst
Neil Hurst
Actor
2016, Landlord
The Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Corey Collins
2016, Landlord
Mark Spayne
Mark Spayne
Actor
2015, Land Lord
Alex Eagles
Alex Eagles
Actor
2014, Landlord
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Conor Watters
2014, Landlord
Conor Watters
2013, Landlord
Cameron Robertson
2013, Landlord
Upstairs at The Priory Arms
Joe Beaumont-Howell
2013, Landlord
Matthew Springett
2013, Landlord
Bradley Walker
2012, Landlord
Contemporary Urban Center
Eddie Beardsmore
2012, landlord
Harborough theatre
Sam Bellerby
Sam Bellerby
Actor
2012, Landlord
The Old Fire Station
Benjamin Charles Parfitt
2011, Landlord
Sutton Coldfield College
Joshua Samuels
2011, Landlord
Charlie Elliott
2011, Landlord
Riverfront Theatre
John Garfield-Roberts
2009, Landlord
Christ's Hospital Theatre

Alternative Names

two, Two by Jim Cartwright