Posted: Tue 4th Oct 2016

It’s An Act – TWO By Jim Cartwright

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2016

It’s An Act present the comedy drama ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright set in a working class pub in the South Wales valleys in Theatr Felinfach on Thursday 13 October 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The play famously features 14 diverse characters played by just two actors, Jack Llewellyn and Clare-Anna Mitchell. It centres around an action packed night in a pub, and various members of the local community pull up a stool and let us into their lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Written in 1989 but still astonishingly real today, this much performed yet no less loved two-hander by the celebrated Lancastrian playwright steers the audience through a spectrum of human emotion, weaving a rich tapestry of life in a working class town in the South Wales valleys through intimate insights into the lives of the colourful pub regulars. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It’s main characters are the Landlord and Landlady and their painful story slowly unfolds throughout the evening interlaced with 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’  is produced by It’s An Act and will show at Theatr Felinfach on Thursday 13 October at 7:30pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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