Two Trains Running

An English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co production
Plays and Drama
Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Saturday 26 October 2019
Average: 4 (1 vote)
"A powerful, still-relevant snapshot of the socially turbulent Sixties"
The Telegraph
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"The performances were so powerful that I was swept along"
Broadway World

A moving play exploring racial tensions and community spirit in 1960s America. 

There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.

It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit.

The iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history.

When Two Trains Running opened on Broadway in 1992, its legendary premiere won Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Directed by Nancy Medina, the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, this major revival will introduce this Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic to UK-wide audiences for the first time.

"A powerful, still-relevant snapshot of the socially turbulent Sixties"
The Telegraph ★★★★ 

FREE pre-show events to celebrate Black History Month also available on selected evening performances (scroll down for info).

Pre-Show Talk - Tue 22 Oct, 6pm

Join English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman, Executive Producer Lizzie Volger and Assistant Director Sara Malik for a free pre-show talk exploring the staging of the show and the writer August Wilson.

Tickets must be reserved in advance

Pre-Show Music - Wed 23 Oct, 6:45pm

Join us in the upper foyer before Wednesday's evening performance for live music from the Marcia Lynnette Duo, featuring a mix of jazz, soul, RnB and gospel.

Post-Show Discussion - Fri 25 Oct

Join the cast of Two Trains Running after Friday's performance for a Q&A session.

Accessible Performances

Captioned by Stage Text: Thursday 24 October, 7:30pm 

Audio Described performance with Touch Tours before the show: Saturday 26 October, 2:30pm

Friends Membership Deal

Friends get 50% off on Tue 22 Oct, 7:30pm or Wed 23 Oct, 2:30pm and £5 off the rest of the run (ticket bands A-B only).

Joint Friend membership is just £30 direct debit per year. 

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Supported by the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

Age Guidance: 11+ (at parents' discretion). Contains some strong language (including language some may find offensive) and some sexual content.

Running Time: approx 2 hours and 55 minutes (including interval)