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Road

Author(s): Jim Cartwright
Company: Oldham Coliseum Theatre

They say it’s grim up north, and sometimes they’re right. But worry not dear friends because our well-oiled narrator Scullery will look after you.

This is Road, 1987. There’s no jobs and little hope but there’s a party to go to that’ll take you from the gutter to the stars and back again. Step into the homes of the residents of this Lancashire street and witness real life lived to the extremes, where there’s nowhere left to fall but into a little light relief.

Jim Cartwright’s 1980s debut play mixes humour and pathos to portray an all-too-relevant tale of deprivation and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. Now considered a modern classic, Road was voted in the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre.

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