For more details about Road, please see the accompanying review.
The recent production of Jim Cartwrwight’s Road at the Royal Court made for unmissible viewing – a blindingly relevant show that gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.
After seeing John Tiffany’s production, I sat down with actors Mark Hadfield and Liz White to find out more about the process that went into creating the show:
There is an assumption that Road by Jim Cartwright would feel outdated. Its plot is so geographically and temporally specific that a play about the North East’s experience of the Thatcherite years could have gone the way of Look Back in Anger and feel irrelevant to a modern audience. Under John Tiffany’s direction, Road feels terrifyingly present, and still as necessary after over thirty years since its debut.
Last night, on 9 April, the Royal Albert Hall played host to the biggest awards ceremony in the theatre calendar, the 41st Olivier Awards.