I’m really looking forward to this intimate production of the Jim Cartwright’s ‘Two’ with Jamie Harris ad Sophie Grundy at the Studio in Riverhead Theatre, Louth on 9th February. I have seen several productions from Louth Playgoers, both Directed by Jamie Harris and with Sophie Grundy in various roles and I’m really excited to see how this particular insight into life in a Northern Pub will work in this setting.
Jamie Harris first joined Louth Playgoers in 2010 after graduating from Aberystwyth University with a degree in Drama. In his time at Playgoers he has acted in 18 productions, directed 10 and been the lighting designer on 5. Recent directing credits include ‘Songs We’ve Always Wanted to Sing’, ‘Sister Act’ (which I absolutely loved!), ‘LPS Christmas Concert’, ‘Practice to Deceive’ and ‘Musical Memories’ (which had some incredible talents on show!). He also Directed the 2013 Pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and the 2015 pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’. His most recent acting credits include, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Sleuth’, ‘Practice to Deceive’, ‘Journey’s End; ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Me and My Girl’. I recently saw the Pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ which Jamie also Directed; see the review here. Jamie’s next directing ventures will be ‘LPS Summer Concert 2017’ followed by the 2018 pantomime.
Sophie Grundy was a delight to watch in the recent pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’. (See link above for my review of that production). It was her third leading role in pantomime and she told Louth Playgoers “I can’t wait to get back on stage and bring my character ‘Alice’ to life!”. Sophie recently appeared in ‘Songs We’ve Always Wanted to Sing’, and was a part of the ‘Sister Act’ cast which she said was an incredible experience. Before Dick Whittington, her last acting role was a Princess Rose in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in 2013. However, her most recent work was as Assistant Director on ‘Sleuth’ which was shown in July in the Studio Theatre at the Riverhead, she also found that a great experience. Sophie is really looking forward to performing in this production of ‘Two’ with Jamie Harris, despite the show being only a week before her wedding! (It’s certainly one way of taking your mind off your big day Sophie!)
Louth Playgoers Say of this production:
From the company that brought you the sellout production of “Sleuth,” JamJar productions is proud to bring you Jim Cartwright’s “Two.” This classic play from 1989 gives an intimate insight into the colourful life of a Northern pub, via a rich tapestry of witty, moving and at times heartwarming dialogue. A bickering landlord and landlady, along with a further 12 pub regulars who enter their lives, are brought to the stage by just 2 actors. You’ll laugh at the flirtatious Moth and his long suffering girlfriend Maude, you’ll hate the aggressive Roy and feel for his abused wife Lesley, and you’ll fall in love with Fred and Alice who just want to sit alone and watch the tele! A play which takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, it is both hilarious,heart wrenching and above all honest. So pull up a barstool before last orders are called!
‘Two’ is running in ‘The Studio Theatre’, part of Riverhead in Louth on 9th, 10th and 11th February. The tickets for this ‘up close and personal’ performance are very limited and are selling well, so ensure you book now to avoid disappointment.
Watch out for my review of this show on 10th February!
Telephone: 01507 600350
The Box Office is open for advanced booking every Monday to Saturday from 10.00am – 1.00pm.
The Riverhead Theatre
Photo’s courtesy of Darren Hobson Photography