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Two Trains Running

By August Wilson

‘he richness of Wilson’s characters make them a joy to watch.  This is a superbly acted production by Nancy Medina’ The Guardian
‘Beautifully acted and stirringly intense’ The Times
‘Nancy Medina works magic and the excellent ensemble deliver Wilson’s characters with respect and dignity’ The Stage

There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.

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 it’s 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.

Two Trains Running takes place in Memphis Lee’s café, in Pittsburgh, in 1969.
Running time: approximately 2 hours 55 minutes (including interval)

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An  English Touring Theatre and Royal  an d Derngate, Northampton co-production supported by the Royal Theatrical Support Trust

Tickets

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

31 Aug - 14 Sep 2019 Tickets →

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

17 - 21 Sep 2019 Tickets →

Oxford Playhouse

24 - 28 Sep 2019 Tickets →

Cast, Doncaster

1 - 5 Oct 2019 Tickets →

New Wolsey Theatre

8 - 12 Oct 2019 Tickets →

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

15 - 19 Oct 2019 Tickets →

Derby Theatre

22 - 26 Oct 2019 Tickets →

Rehearsal Gallery

Videos

Creative Team

Written by

August Wilson

Director

Nancy Medina

Designer

Frankie Bradshaw

Lighting Designer

Amy Mae

Movement Director

Rachael Nanyonjo

Sound Designer

Ed Lewis

Associate Sound Designer

Andy Cox

Dialect Coach

Joel Trill

Casting Director

Polly Jerrold

Assistant Director

Sara Aniqah Malik

Cast

West

Geoff Aymer

Wolf

Ray Emmet Brown

Hambone

Derek Ezenagu

Memphis

Andrew French

Holloway

Leon Herbert

Sterling

Michael Salami

Risa

Anita-Joy Uwajeh

Events

Two Trains Running – Black History Month celebration

CAST in Doncaster 5 Oct 2019 More info →

Two Trains Running Pre-Show Talk at Derby Theatre

Derby 22 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2020 More info →