The Kelvin Players present Road

It has been 90 years since the Kelvin Players Theatre Company staged their inaugural show, The Private Secretary by Charles Hawtrey; to celebrate this significant anniversary, the group are delving into their extensive back catalogue, and are pleased to present a play they first produced twenty years ago: Jim Cartwright’s Road.

Set in the late 80s, the play explores the lives of the people in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire, during the government of Margaret Thatcher, a time of high unemployment in the north of England. 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.

Even with its historical setting, Road still resonates today, as political uncertainty and austerity blight the lives of many in this divided country.

Director Simon Shorrock has assembled a large cast of old and new members for this special production, including a few who were also in the show for Kelvin back in 1999.

If you would like to find out more about Road or Kelvin Players, Simon and a selection of the cast will be at Alchemy 198 on Thursday 18 April from 7.30pm, to perform monologues from the play and answer any questions you might have about the company.

The production runs from 23 to 27 April, at the Kelvin Players Studio Theatre on Gloucester Road. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the website  

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