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There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.

It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit.

The iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history. When Two Trains Running opened on Broadway in 1992, its legendary premiere won TONY and Drama Desk Awards. Directed by the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, Nancy Medina, this major revival will introduce this Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic to UK-wide audiences for the first time.

Supported by The Royal Theatrical Support Trust

Book Tickets

An English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton Co-production

Age guideline 12+

Pre show talk: Tuesday at 6.15pm

Post show talk: Wednesday

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Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

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  • The richness of Wilson’s characters make them a joy to watch. This is a superbly acted production by Nancy Medina.
       
    The Guardian
  • Nancy Medina works magic and the excellent ensemble deliver Wilson’s characters with respect and dignity.
       
    The Stage
  • Beautifully acted and stirringly intense.
       
    The Times

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