It's your road an' all
Jan 28th to Feb 4th 2017
Set during one night on a Lancashire road in the 1980's, 'Road' is a play that deals with very real issues, sometimes with a comedic touch, delving into the lives of people on the poverty line. Think Mike Leigh meets 'Shameless'.
To quote Gennie, one of the directors: "It in turns makes you laugh, sad, angry and weary to the fact that we're here again. It resonates with today's media portrayal of 'benefit scroungers'. A portrayal of the poverty trap, how easy it is it to fall into it and how hard it is to climb back out: it shows the hopelessness of some, but in others the determination to live on."
The play has become a classic text in Drama Colleges throughout the country owing to its compelling characterisations and the opportunities for bravura performances, but it deserves a wider audience, especially in today's political climate.
Suitable for adult audiences only, it is an entertaining and thought-provoking piece.
There will be smoking on stage under The Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007.
This production contains extremely strong language.