• Road

Client The Barn Theatre, Sidcup

Date 2000

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Set building and painting. This set mainly consists of timber flats, scrimed and covered with filler and painted as to achieve the distressed look of the deprived area in which the play is set. The bricks painting work is done over VacuForm Plastic Brick Panels. The scaffolding is part of the set.

'Road' is the first play written by Jim Cartwright, and was first produced in 1986. 'Road' explores the lives of the people who live in an un-named road, in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire during the Thatcher government - a time of high unemployment in the north of England. The action takes place over the course of one evening as the residents of the road prepare to go out, follows them at the club they go to and then on home afterwards. Despite its explicit nature, it was considered extremely effective in portraying the desperation of people's lives at this time, as well as containing a great deal of humour.

Road

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