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English Touring Theatre's current productions



Two Trains Running

In Pittsburgh, 1969, 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.

Nuffield Theatre | Southampton
Wed 18 Sep 2019

Cast Theatre | Doncaster
Thu 3 Oct 2019

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre | Guildford
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Derby Theatre
Thu 24 Oct 2019


Reasons to Stay Alive

'Life is waiting for you. Hang on in there if you can. Life is always worth it' At 24 Matt's world collapsed under the weight of depression. This is the true story of his uplifting exploration of living and loving better. The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig's frank and funny bestseller.

This play with music and movement, imagined for the stage by Jonathan Watkins, celebrates what it means to be alive.

Sheffield Theatres
Sat 21 Sep 2019

Bristol Old Vic
Fri 4 Oct 2019

Northern Stage | Newcastle
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Theatre Royal | York
Sat 9 Nov 2019




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