Masterfully constructed, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison.
Performed in the Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre on Wednesday, February 27 at 7.30pm, TWO is set in a local pub.
The audience meets all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals. There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and every other woman) fervently; Mrs Iger, with her passion for quiet, strong men; possessive Roy, jealous of anybody who looks at Lesley (even the darts players); Alice and Fred and their Elvis obsession; and the landlord and landlady who struggle with an unspoken secret…
By turns funny, heart-warming and poignant, TWO promises to be a lively night at the local in the company of two of our most accomplished and versatile actors.
Brian Meegan and Kate Raison have each appeared in more than a dozen plays at Ensemble Theatre, this is their third two hander, they previously worked together in Wrong For Each Other and Ninety.
Married in real life, they are delighted to be working together again.
“There are two of us, and two in the play. The story centres on the landlady and landlord who work in a rural pub and all the fascinating characters that frequent it. We are so lucky to be able to play all those characters. It’s a very funny piece, a comedy that’s also extremely heartfelt. It’s a joy for us to do.”
Director Mark Kilmurry said Jim Cartwright was a master at balancing comedy with the bittersweet, and TWO was one of his finest plays.
“I am thrilled to be working with Kate Raison and Brian Meegan, perfect casting, perfect play,” he said.
For more information or to book tickets, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.