7th October 2020
Winchester’s Chesil Theatre returns to the stage on 7th November 2020 at 7.45pm when a live performance of Jim Cartwright’s Two will be streamed direct into the homes of audience members. Tickets are now on sale from www.chesiltheatre.org.uk.
Two, an award winning play, takes place in a pub during the course of one evening and involves just two actors playing fourteen different characters between them. Two was first performed in 1989 but it is not a period piece and rather has a timeless quality in encompassing a wide variety of people and situations; sometimes funny, sometimes sad, eventually poignant when the backstory of the husband and wife publicans is unveiled.
With pandemic restrictions in force for non-professional theatre, this show has been made possible by casting one household, real husband and wife actors Peter and Sarah Andrews in the challenging roles. Sarah Andrews last appeared with Chesil Theatre in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Actor/director Peter Andrews’ roles have ranged from Badger in The Wind in the Willows to Andrew Wyke in Sleuth. Earlier this year Peter directed Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen presented just before lockdown.
Chesil Theatre Chairman David Small said:
“Live streaming Two on 7th November is as near as we can make it for an audience to enjoy a show. This is not archive material or a pre-recording. Our audience will be watching a one-off performance, albeit at a distance, but exactly as it’s happening on the Chesil Theatre stage.”
Tickets at £10 per household (or £5 for a single person) give access to the live transmission on the night and are available from www.chesiltheatre.org.uk. The show can be experienced on most popular devices – tablet, smart TV, or laptop – and starts at 7.45pm (logon from 7.30pm.)
For further information please contact:
Chesil Theatre Marketing Team
About Chesil Theatre
Chesil Theatre (Winchester Dramatic Society) is based in the heart of Winchester, presenting six main productions a year, ranging from comedy to classics. Chesil Theatre also runs drama workshops and readings, plus two lively youth theatre groups as well as offering stagecraft and technical training. The company has been performing for over 150 years.
Since 1966 Chesil Theatre has been the Society’s permanent home - a former 12th century church in Chesil Street, Winchester. This medieval building provides an intimate 75-seat studio-style theatre and versatile performance space.
About Jim Cartwright, playwright
Jim Cartwright is an English dramatist and director who has written plays for film, stage and television. His well-known work, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, directed at the Royal National Theatre by Sam Mendes in 1993, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Jim Cartwright’s work has been translated into 35 languages.
Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU