The Tower Theatre
by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Colette Dockery
Jim Cartwright's two-handed play Two presents a microcosm of working-class life in a Northern local, a place of failed aspirations and unfulfilled lives.
It's a hectic night at a typical Northern pub. The squabbling landlord and landlady are rushed off their feet tending to the lonely, the desperate, the eccentric, the inadequate and the simply thirsty. Fourteen characters reflect on the joys and miseries of being part of a couple - and they are all played by a cast of two!
Funny, sad and disturbing, Two will prove to be a great night at the theatre.
Andy Murton and Julie Arrowsmith
Director : Colette Dockery
Set Design : Colette Dockery & Michael Bettell
Costume Design : Sheila Burbidge
Lighting Design : Laurence Tuerk
Sound Design : Leon Chambers
Stage Manager : Michelle Roebuck
Since joining the Tower Theatre Company in 2012, Andy Murton has appeared in four productions : Clov in Endgame, Freddie Page in The Deep Blue Sea, Adam Trainsmith in Comic Potential and most recently Philip in The Pride. Previous to the Tower his theatre credits include Malcolm in The Full Monty (Salon Varieties, Spain), Emcee in Cabaret and Gary Lejeune in Noises Off (all for Salon Varieties, Spain). He is excited to be revisiting the role in Two after performing it 17 years ago and winning The Sunday Times Acting award at the National Student Drama Festival. Andy trained at Bretton Hall.
Julie Arrowsmithis dead excited to be playing seven different characters in Two! Since joining the Tower Theatre in 2003 she has performed in The Comedy of Errors, Jane Eyre, Garden, Look Back in Anger, Men of The World, Playboy of the Western World, Calendar Girls and Speaking in Tongues. Her favourite role was Lady Macbeth in the Tower's 2011 production.