Thirty years after it premiered at the Royal Court, and about thirty years after it first landed in director John Tiffany's lap, Jim Cartwright's play Road paints a portrait of northern England at a time well before the term 'Powerhouse' was coined. We're in the heart of Thatcher's Britain. Unemployment at record levels, but a time when someone could hold two or three jobs is a not-so distant... Read more
A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. “Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.” Jim Cartwright's seminal play, gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. "Road is coming round us". Jim Cartwright’s 1986 game changing play Road returns to the Royal Court in a new production directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany.