The RoundApprox 2hrs (inc. one interval)Theatre

Pull up a stool and join the regulars amongst the humour and heartbreak that’s found at the bottom of a glass.


Presented by Stephen Joseph Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre
Written by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Mark Babych

Key Cast:

Nicola Stephenson
Matthew Wilson

Price: From £10

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“Work, business and pleasure, all pulled behind the bar”

The Landlord and Landlady have lived their lives in the pub, where all of humankind passes through and everybody - young or old, happy or sad - has a story to share. On this busy night, the tills are singing but it’s their marriage that might be on the rocks. Pull up a stool and join the regulars amongst the humour and heartbreak that’s found at the bottom of a glass.

Written by award-winning playwright Jim Cartwright (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Road), two actors play 14 characters in this mesmerising, bittersweet comedy set in a Northern local.

Age guidance: 12+

Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm
Audio-described and BSL performance: Saturday 4 April, 2.30pm
Dementia Friendly and Captioned Performance: Thursday 16 April, 1.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thursday 17 April, 7.30pm

SPECIAL OFFER: buy TWO large glasses of wine, get the rest of the bottle FREE!*

“beautifully captured and deeply moving”
The Stage   

“an evening of virtuoso acting performances”
The Reviews Hub   

“immensely talented actors… very entertaining”
North West End   

“intense, sensitive and flawlessly played”
British Theatre Guide 

“quirky and wonderful… brilliant and mesmerising”
The Hearty Life 

“funny, bittersweet and moving”
On Magazine  

“A funny and poignant drama”
Hull Daily Mail 

“Nicola and Mathew are exceptional at becoming someone new”
Hot Potato 

“Cartwright’s dialogue still crackles with wit and the play is filled with vivid characters”
British Theatre Guide (on The Rise and Fall of Little Voice)

“a compelling story, a great script”
The Reviews Hub (on The Rise and Fall of Little Voice)

*250ml glasses of house wine - Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Chardonny or Zinfandel.


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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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