“People get very annoyed when I don’t respond to emails, but what can I say, I’m busy.” ‘Busy’ is putting it loosely. Between staging a new adaptation of the Disney classic Pinocchio at the National this Christmas, and the mammoth task of taking the biggest play in the world over to Broadway (that’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by the way), director John Tiffany’s latest venture, Jim Cartwright’s Road, has just opened at the Royal Court.
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