See a performance of TWO...sat on stage!

Now into 2018, Derby Theatre is eagerly looking forward to going into rehearsal for their big production for the spring, Jim Cartwright’s brilliant comic two-hander, TWO…and for the first time ever, the Theatre is offering the chance to see the production by sitting right in the heart of the action…on stage! 

Audience members can experience Derby Theatre’s production of TWO like no other show at the Theatre before, by booking exclusive on-stage Experience Seats, a unique chance to be immersed in the production and get up close and personal to the actors and the wonderfully authentic stage set, designed in great detail to replicate a traditional pub of the period.

The experience seats will also include a drink from the on-stage working bar before the show (available on Monday – Thursday performances) and on Friday and Saturday performances, there will be an extra special opportunity to enjoy a pre-theatre meal (plus a drink) in the cosy surroundings of the Theatre’s ‘local’ on the main stage. There are just 24 Experience Seats available per performance, so early booking is strongly recommended. The working bar on stage will also be open during the interval at all performances for audience members to purchase drinks.

Starring in TWO  will be Sean McKenzie and Jo Mousley.

Sean, who lives in the Derbyshire village of Heage, has a wealth of theatre and TV credits to his name including, most recently, the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in the West End; the UK, Ireland and South Africa tour of the multi award-winning War Horse; The Magistrate starring John Lithgow for the National Theatre; and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and the world premiere of Goth Weekend for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. For TV, Sean has appeared in Emmerdale, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, Downton Abbey and Shameless, to name but a few. Sean is currently appearing as the Dame in Theatre Clwyd’s production of Sleeping Beauty.

Jo also has a wonderful range of credits to her name including Brassed Off and Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas for Derby Theatre, The Twits for Leicester Curve, The Full Monty (No. 1 Tour) for David Pugh Ltd; Corrie! (No. 1 Tour) for Phil McIntyre; Blood and Chocolate for York Theatre Royal and Slung Low, and for TV: Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Jo has most recently appeared in Hull Truck’s production of A Christmas Carol.

TWO cast

1 pub. 14 different characters. 2 actors.

TWO is hilarious, yet heart-breaking, and presents a slice of working-class life in a Northern local pub in the 1980s. With a constantly quarrelling landlord and landlady, and the dozen regulars pulling up a stool, all life is present in this pub. It is the heart of communities. It is where people laugh, share stories, celebrate and mourn. It is a place of failed aspirations and unfulfilled lives.

Through this range of colourful characters, the rich tapestry of their interconnecting lives is revealed. With the fragile relationship of our less than cordial hosts at breaking point, a rollercoaster of emotions unfolds.

Multi-award winning playwright Jim Cartwright has written extensively for stage, television and radio, and amongst many fantastic press quotes describing TWO, The Times described it as “The writing is brilliantly, surrealistically and comically poetic”.

“Astonishing, funny and sad”
The Daily Express
(Quote from the original 1989 production)

Tickets prices for TWO

Standard ticket prices: £9.50 - £26.50
Concessions: £9.50 - £24.50

Experience Seats:
Monday – Thursday: £26.50 (including a drink)
Friday & Saturday: £38 (including a drink and meal)
Concessions: £2 off

Booking for Experience Seats is only available through Box Office, please call 01332 593939. PLEASE NOTE: season tickets and £5 student tickets are not available on Experience Seats.

16-25 year olds: £5 per ticket on Friday evening performances (excluding the Experience Seats, proof of ID required) 

Schools: £9.50 per ticket, with one teacher ticket free with every 10 ticket purchased.

Key information about the Experience Seats

- The on-stage seats will be traditional bar stools with no backs
- Wheelchair access is available (please speak to our Box Office team for further details)
- You will be on stage and visible to the audience (if you have to exit your seat during the performance you may not be re-admitted to the stage seat, and may be seated in an 
   alternative seat in the auditorium)
- The running time of the performance is approx. 90 minutes plus a 20-minute interval
- Official photography may take place and you may be featured in marketing materials
- Experience seats are bookable over the phone or in box office only
- Your table may be shared with other audience members, each table seats 4 people
- If you are attending on a Friday or Saturday night for a pre-show meal please arrive ready to be seated at 6.30pm