Cartwright comedy highlight of Derby Theatre’s spring

Steve Orme

Derby Theatre’s big production for spring 2018 will be Jim Cartwright’s comedy Two.

Two actors play a bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub one evening. The cast comprises Derbyshire actor Sean McKenzie and Jo Mousley.

McKenzie appeared in Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in the West End as well as in the UK, Ireland and South Africa tour of Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.

Earlier in 2017, he played Ray Say in Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Ken in the première of Ali Taylor’s Goth Weekend, both for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Jo Mousley played Mrs Twit in Leicester Curve’s Roald Dahl’s The Twits in 2016 and Sandra in Brassed Off at Derby Theatre in 2015.

Two takes to the Derby Theatre stage from Friday 2 until Saturday 24 March 2018.

Touring productions during 2018 include Adrian Berry’s story about a young David Bowie obsessive, From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, on 15 and 16 January, London Classic Theatre’s presentation of Noël Coward’s Private Lives from 30 January until 3 February, The Play That Goes Wrong from 3 until 7 April, Monty Python’s Spamalot from 17 until 21 April and Brighton Rock, an “unmissable version of the gripping noir thriller by Graham Greene”, from 15 until 19 May.

The full programme is available at the Derby Theatre web site.