It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit.
The iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history. When Two Trains Running opened on Broadway in 1992, its legendary premiere won TONY and Drama Desk Awards. Directed by the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, Nancy Medina, this major revival will introduce this Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic to UK-wide audiences for the first time.
A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON AND ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE CO‑PRODUCTION
Watch some of our audience members react to this fantastic show.
Take a look at the phenomenal cast in action in the rehearsal room.
Find out more about the importance of this piece from the cast of August Wilson’s seminal play.
There will be a post show talk on Tue 10 September (previously advertised as Mon 9 September)
A Royal & Derngate co-production with
Production and Rehearsal photography by Manuel Harlan
|Age:||Recommended for ages 11+, at parents' discretion. Contains some strong language and some sexual content.|
|Duration:||3 hours 5 minutes including an interval|
- Audio Described
- Post-show talk
- Pre-show Touch Tour
★★★★ “BEAUTIFULLY REALISED”
★★★★ “A SUPERBLY ACTED PRODUCTION BY NANCY MEDINA”
★★★★ “BEAUTIFULLY ACTED AND STIRRINGLY INTENSE”
“THE PERFORMANCES OF THE SEVEN-STRONG CAST FEEL AUTHENTIC AND EMOTIONALLY ENGAGED”
Ray Emmet Brown
VOICE AND DIALECT COACH
Sara Aniqah Malik