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Brighton Journal | 7th December 2019

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Two Actors Bring You 14 Different Characters in ‘Two’

Two Actors Bring You 14 Different Characters in ‘Two’
Hannah Midgley

This month Clueless Theatre’s debut production of Jim Cartwright’s ‘Two’ will come to Brighton Fringe. A story of unspoken truths, alongside more than questionable customer service, the play features a full host of fourteen characters, but performed by only two actors.

Set in the microcosm of a gritty Northern pub in the 1980’s, ‘Two’ tells the tale of of landlord and landlady, and their eclectic mix of regulars. The characters that they encounter throughout slowly begin to unravel details of the pubs owners – viewers are invited to witness the presence of all forms of life in the heart of a Northern community. The tale explores love in it’s rawest form.

Clueless Theatre Company, which includes Kyle Cluett, Debbie Griffiths and Piers Newman, was first formed after the founding members performed in another production of ‘Two’ together in 2014. According to the company’s website, the three thought it “seemed only fitting to create our own company and have our debut production be the play that brought us all together.”

So far, reviews for Clueless Theatre’s production have been glowing – Paul Ackroyd of RemoteGoat described ‘Two’ as a “superb 75 minutes of spellbinding theatre”, as well as a member of the audience from one of the first shows writing that “Two was just stunning. I am in utter awe of the pitch perfect performances and direction. Not a beat was dropped. One of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.”

There’s absolutely no doubt that attendance at this show will be a remarkable experience – there will be no props, no scenery, no light or sound effects – just two actors and a script, bringing Cartwright’s writing to life.

‘Two’ will be in Brighton on 25th – 27th May at 7.45 pm, 27th May at 2pm & 28th May at 5pm at the Rialto Theatre, BN1 3FE. Tickets available here, £10/£9 concession.

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