A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions , Plays and Drama
Friday 2 March 2018 - Saturday 24 March 2018
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"A rich revival of Jim Cartwright’s toast to love, in all its forms"
The Stage
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“A mesmerising two-hander… Sean McKenzie and Jo Mousley provide a seamless performance”
Derby Telegraph

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.

Jim Cartwright has written extensively for stage, television and radio with his hugely successful plays (including The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Road) performed at the Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre, the West End and on Broadway. They have won numerous awards, including the Olivier and Evening Standard awards.

Experience Seats

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. This is 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.

Monday – Thursday & Saturday matinees: £26.50 (including a drink)

Friday & Saturday Evening: £38 (including a drink and meal, must be booked 48 hours prior to the performance)

Concessions rate now available: £2 off

These exclusive seats will also include a drink from the on-stage working bar before the show and on Friday and Saturday performances, there is an extra special opportunity to enjoy a pre-theatre meal and 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. 

Booking for Experience Seats is only available through Box Office. Please read our key information and book by calling 01332 593939.

In Partnership with the Dancing Duck Brewery.

Dancing Duck Brewery


Written by Jim Cartwright
Original Production Concept by Sarah Brigham
Directed by Julia Thomas

Running Time: 110 minutes (including interval)

Age Guidance: 14+ (contains strong language and adult themes)