It’s an act present the comedy drama Two by Jim Cartwright set in a working class pub in the South Wales valleys. The play has fourteen characters in total played by just “Two” actors. The play centers around an action packed night in a pub, the range of different customers who frequent the bar and the relationship between them.
It’s main characters, the Landlord and Landlady, interlace a variety of characters each affected by another specific character. 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.
Throughout the play you will meet a range of different characters that change the pace of the play, taking you on a rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows.
Two opened at the Young Vic London in November 1990 to rave reviews.
‘The writing is brilliantly, surrealistically and comically poetic’ Sunday Times
‘This richly textured piece is an assured and highly entertaining show’ Independent
‘A sharply, salty, quickfire evocation of the surface gaiety and underlying melancholia of pub life’ Michael Billington, Guardian