St James Players return to Lostock Hall with play which has ‘northern charm’

Posted on - 1st September, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, What's On in Preston
St James Players in rehearsal

Local audiences are set to enjoy light-hearted comedy and moving drama as St James Players return to the stage in Lostock Hall.


The actors will perform ‘Two’, written by Jim Cartwright on Friday 3 September and Saturday 4 September.

Two is set in a traditional 1980’s pub where all life is present and it is the heart of the local community. Such a setting attracts a broad variety of characters including the bickering Landlord and Landlady, the wannabe-Casanova Moth and his long suffering girlfriend Maudie, and the gentle couple Fred and Alice eating crisps and watching tv.

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Filled with quick-witted northern charm, Two combines hilarity with heartbreak, as tension builds over a mysterious past that strains the relationship between the Landlord and Landlady.

The play is being co-directed by 20 year old Dylan Couperthwaite and 18 year old Holly Davey and it is their first production for St James Players.

Director Dylan Couperthwaite said: “After the difficulties of the last year and a half where we have had to postpone a number of our productions due to Covid, it’s been absolutely amazing to get back to work and put together a show.

“‘Two’ is ideal because it only ever has two characters onstage, so we were able to rehearse it whilst there were still some restrictions in place.

“Both the cast and the crew are incredibly excited to put a show on stage in front of a real audience for the first time in a long while and we have absolutely no doubts that audiences will love the show.

“The play was written by award winning local playwright Jim Cartwright and is set in the north west, so anyone coming to watch can expect us to capture the very essence of a 1980’s pub.”

‘Two’ is being performed at St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall, PR5 5BQ at 7.30pm on 3 September and at 2pm and 7.30pm on 4 September.

Tickets cost £6 and are available at the following link:

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