Sunday, November 29
One night, One pub, TWO actors, 14 characters, 8 Towns.
Set in a local pub, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy Two features a landlord, landlady, and their colourful regulars - with all 14 characters played by actor couple Blaise and Sarah Barham.
Described as ‘sharp, witty and quickfire’ by the Guardian, Two is touring halls, hotels and bars around the Southern Lakes & Central Otago in November.
Each character has a story to tell, sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, always human. They include the bantering, bickering publican and his wife; the womaniser and his long-suffering girlfriend; two elderly pensioners, one who wishes her husband was dead and the other wishing his wife was alive. We also meet the 'other woman', hiding behind her sunglasses, trying to drum up courage to confront her married lover; an eccentric couple who come to the pub to eat crisps; and a lady who reveals her secret lust for 'big men'!
Auckland-based director John Goudge says the playtakes comic twists and turns before reaching a powerful ending. “And taking some of the shows to real bars and hotels will be fun for the audience – especially if we get thirsty!” John says.
Two is Sahara BreeZe’s second play to be toured around this district, following the acclaimed production of Dear Lupin in 2019. Local audiences may recognise ‘award-winning’ actors Blaise and Sarah from their performances with Queenstown’s Remarkable Theatre, including most recently Cosi and One Man, Two Guvnors.
Tickets available on Eventfinda.
Performing in 8 local communities:
Arrowtown Community Centre (13-14 Nov), Roxborough Grand Tavern (15 Nov), Bannockburn Hall (19 Nov), Alexandra - The Stadium (20 Nov), Queenstown -The Rydges (22 Nov), Glenorchy Camp (27 Nov), Cromwell - Victoria Arms (28 Nov) & Lake Wanaka Centre (29 Nov).
“A brilliantly, surrealistically and comically poetic piece” – The Sunday Times.
“this extraordinary gifted and original voice…populates the space with broad humour, dry wit and often shudderingly moving poetry” – Time Out.
“There are laughter and tears along the way in this emotional rollercoaster” – Manchester Evening News.
89 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Please select... 9305, New Zealand
Through Eventfinda: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/two-by-jim-cartwright/wanaka
or $30 cash on the door subject to availability.