‘Road’ By Jim Cartwright

The show ran from 25th-28th November 2009 at the Rondo Theatre, directed by Alex Needham.

It’s 1987, the miners’ strike has been quashed, unemployment in the North is at record levels and Margaret Thatcher has just been voted back into power for a third term. But for seven inhabitants of a Lancashire street, there’s a party to go to. Scullery is your earthy guide for the evening, introducing you to an eclectic range of characters all trying to find some kind of escape from their squalid existence, piecing together the fragments of their lives that glint like freshly cut glass on a beer soaked bar…

Jim Cartwright’s first play interweaves sparkling humour with pathos, transporting the audience with energy, passion and poetry, leaving you uplifted and reminded of the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.