By Jim Cartwright

The Story

Welcome to the world of the Landlord and Landlady! Come in, settle down, and grab yourself a pint!

Jim Cartwight’s ‘Two’ takes you down to your local tavern, where you’ll meet all the regulars and a few of the irregulars.

You’ll get a warm hello for the Mr. and Mrs. who run the joint, though there’s no love lost on each other.

Brimming with pathos and humour, this modern classic is a tour-de-force as two actors take on every role; from the punters to the caustic, bickering owners.

This was Schoolhouse Productions’ first new venture and the Alma’s debut in-house production.

Cast and crew

Anna Friend (Landlady, Old Woman, Maud, Mrs. Iger, Lesley, Alice, Other Woman)

As well as Resident Director, Anna is also taking to the stage as our female star in Two.  Most recently she has played ‘Elaine’ in Gatecrash Theatre’s ‘Breathing Corpses’ at The Alma and previously has played several roles including Carol in ‘Imaginary Lines’ and Felicity in Alan Bennett’s ‘Habeus Corpus’.

Steve Cowley (Landlord, Moth, Old Man, Mr. Iger, Roy, Fred)

Steve is no stranger to the Alma stage having most recently played Michael in ‘The Life We Lived’.  Other theatre credits includes Alfie in ‘Alfie’, John Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’, Rooster in ‘Jerusalem’, Malvolio in ‘Twelfth Night’, Billy in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, Aston in ‘The Caretaker’, as well as playing John Proctor in Gatecrash Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’.

Anna Friend – Director / Co-Producer

Holly Newton – Assistant Director / Co-Producer / Stage Manager

David Jell – Lighting Designer