Road
by Jim Cartwright, 15-19 April 2008


Voted “36th best play of the 20th century” in a poll by the National Theatre, Jim Cartwright’s Road weaves a path through the lives of ordinary working class Lancastrians enduring the dark days of Thatcherism.

As darkly comic as they are desperate, Scullery, local stud-about-town, and his fellow inhabitants of the Road drink, fight and fornicate their way through a wild Saturday night, taking us on journeys that are by turns achingly poignant and gleefully satirical.

Gallery



Cast

PROFESSOR / FATHER’S VOICE - Bernie Doogan
CLARE / CHANTAL / LINDA - Catherine Rodgers
VALERIE / LANE - Darren Hannant
MARION / SCOTTISH GIRL - Kati Rynne
LOUISE - Kirsty Mann
BRENDA / MRS BALD - Maggie Robson
CAROL - Milanka Brooks
JOEY / EDDIE - Matt Maltravers
BRINK / DRUNK SOLDIER - Matt Oliver
MOLLY - Mel Johnson
SCULLERY - Panny Skrivanos
JERRY / EDDIES DAD - Pete Picton
DOR - Rebecca Smith
BLOWPIPE / MANNFRED - Ryan Mathie
BISTO / BARRY - Simon Ibbotson
HELEN / MOTHER’S VOICE - Susan Booth
BROTHER / CURT - Tom Brennan
BRIAN / TOM STANLEY / MR BALD - Will Harrison Wallace

Director: Chris De Pury
Assistant Director: Matt Harrison


Reviews

"I thought the staging was excellent.... There are some really powerful vignettes. Cartwright’s language is beautiful and moving at times as well as very funny at others; in particular, there are several poetic monologues which were the real highlights of the evening. Skinlad played by the excellent Darren Hannant, gives a visceral and genuinely scary account of his transition from violent skinhead to desperate Buddhist.... excellent Matt Matravers...excellent performances from the Sedos cast.”
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Road, by Jim Cartwright
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane, off Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

16-19 April 2008 at 7.30pm