by Jim Cartwright
Thursday 17 March, 2.30pm
“Perhaps the most inspiring and exciting state-of-the-nation piece of the Eighties.” Independent
Level 2 BTEC Performing Arts students present a workshop theatre production of Jim Cartwright’s ROAD, an “original, affecting, rumbustious and truly remarkable play” (Financial Times).
‘Road’ explores the lives of the people who live in an un-named road, in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire during the Thatcher government – a time of high unemployment in the north of England. The action takes place over the course of one evening as the residents of the road prepare to go out, follows them at the club they go to and then on home afterwards. Despite its explicit nature, it was considered extremely effective in portraying the desperation of people’s lives at this time, as well as containing a great deal of humour.