Two actors. Fourteen characters. One pub. One night. A deeply poignant yet hilarious comedy about life, love and the human condition told over one night in a pub in the north of England. What will you be having then?
After the success of TOYER, Tony Knight Productions (Knight) and Leading Line Productions (Clement and Rossi) are uniting as STARC Productions to bring us their exciting Adelaide premiere production - directed by Tony Knight, and featuring Stefanie Rossi and Marc Clement..
TWO by Jim Cartwright is a dazzling, funny and at times a poignant journey through one night in a pub in the north of England, where we take a close look at humanity and the strength of the human spirit. TWO actors play 14 characters, in scenes and monologues that reveal a cross-section of a society - dreams, ambitions, desires, disappointments - yet all involved in the vibrancy of pub-life, inviting the audience into the most intimate of moments and interactions as various members of the local community pull up a stool and let us into their lives. Come along - have a drink and laugh, maybe even a bit of a sigh and cry, as STARC Productions present Jim Cartwright’s TWO.
Rossi and Clement are wonderful, lulling us with gentle elderly people, along with the swaggerers, the flirts and some very funny characters; only to slap our shocked faces with the controlling and coercive menace lurking beneath some personas that results in the submission or desperation of others we meet.
Lesley Reed Stage Whispers
Both actors give exciting and entertaining performances as they take on the roles of various pub patrons. Stefanie Rossi, while a comedic delight in most scenes, is most powerful when portraying a heartbroken mother who just wants to mend the relationship with her husband.
Georgina Smerd (Glam Adelaide)
A rising star on the professional sidelines of Adelaide theatre...They are a golden pair of talented actors, rightly mentored by their distinguished director. .. another rewarding voyage into another world on the stage of the Bakehouse Theatre....
Samela Harris (Barefoot Review)
Knight has constructed a sleek and infinitely varied production, with each character well developed and brought to life by Rossi and Clement. Their performances in their multiple roles are impressive, with quite a decent job of numerous regional accents on top of the myriad characterisations. Both have great comic timing