Live Theatre in Newcastle and The Peacock Pub in Sunderland are set to stage the British Premiere of ‘Two Pints’, a hilarious and provocative play by Irish writer, Roddy Doyle. Having started as a conversation on Facebook that gained a large following, Roddy Doyle brought the two characters to life in a play in which two men meet in a pub for a pint, chew the fat, and set the world to rights.
Roddy Doyle said: “When I wrote ‘Two Pints’, I didn’t envisage it being performed in a pub, but it is part of the adventure. This new play is being put on in a context that is unfamiliar to me – that excites me.”
Joe Douglas, Artistic Director, Live Theatre, said: “We are delighted to host the British debut of Roddy Doyle’s comedy ‘Two Pints’, that has been a sell-out success across Ireland. The show is usually performed in pubs, so at Live Theatre, the bar is returning into the main theatre space. Audiences can get a pint, pull up a chair and listen in to the conversation at the bar. In Sunderland, we are delighted to have the perfect pub-setting ready-made in the beautifully restored Peacock pub on Keel Square. Wherever you see ‘Two Pints’, expect big laughs and good craic.”
Following its second tour performing in pubs across Ireland, this Abbey Theatre Production comes to Live Theatre in Newcastle on Wednesday 12th until Sunday 23rd September and The Peacock Pub in Sunderland on Tuesday 25th until Friday 28th September. For further information, head to live.org.uk.