Sunday, 24 April 2016

Two, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

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Jim Cartwright's play, Two, offers a realistic insight in a Northern working class town from the eyes of two joint pub owners.  Two actors, Sophia Becic and Neil Knipe, run the show from beginning to end.  They portray the lives of many who visit the pub including the widower, the 'fat bobble-hatted' crisps loving couple who take pleasure in the pub's TV and the confrontation between the 'other' woman and lover.

Atypical to social issues with its problems and the projection of human emotions, the small intimate stage space makes one feel one is an observer in the couple's pub and be part of the working class town's community.  Poetically humourous which is ultimately met with poignancy when a tragic event is shared later in the latter stages of the play - affecting the couple's present and future.

This 90 minute play, presented by Bite My Thumb, is familiarly enjoyable.  Applause is deservedly given to Becic and Knipe for their multiple roles performances and its smooth transitions. 

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