West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced it will change its name to Leeds Playhouse. The name change marks a new chapter in the theatre’s 50-year history.
Superb performances enliven this revival of Andrea Dunbar’s 1982 classic about sex and poverty in Bradford
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This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times!
The recent production of Jim Cartwrwight’s Road at the Royal Court made for unmissible viewing – a blindingly relevant show that gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. After seeing John Tiffany’s production, I sat down with actors Mark Hadfield and Liz White to find out more about the process that went into creating the show.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
Under John Tiffany’s direction, Road feels terrifyingly present, and still as necessary after over thirty years since its debut.
As somebody who grew up on the outskirts of a depressed Lancashire town in the 1980s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Royal Court’s revival of Jim Cartwright’s seminal debut play Road.
I started to wonder whether being cast with an all Indian company – to reflect the population of a typical Lancashire street of terraces nowadays – might better highlight the characters’ issues and dilemmas,
John Tiffany directs this new production of Jim Cartwright’s seminal play about inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.
Jim Cartwright’s script is atmospheric in itself, the personalities of each character who all represent a different failing of society are there in the text.
The Royal Court Theatre announces the cast for Road, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by John Tiffany. Cartwright’s seminal play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.
Jim Cartwright returns with a high-octane monologue about a night out, but has nothing to say beyond the banal.