Well we are a couple of weeks into Two at The Royal Exchange. It seems to be going very well, certainly audience reaction has been great and everyone at the theatre appears to be quite pleased with what we are doing. I’m really enjoying it and I know Vicky is as well. I always find myself in a tizz at what to do about ‘blowing my trumpet’ with things like this. I cringe sometimes at people I admire a lot tweeting every last little bit of praise they get – be it just a message about a gig or a review. It’s a funny one – if I was on tour doing stand up and getting loads of reviews that said I was the best thing ever but I wasn’t selling enough tickets then I’m sure I’d be a bit more forward at spreading the received love.
As it is – it doesn’t really matter how many tickets we sell for Two – I don’t get anymore dosh. Honest – I’m only getting one wage as well despite playing seven characters in the bloody thing.
However, I’m dead keen for as many people to see this as possible, houses so far have been really great for this time of year (I’m told) but we could always do with a few more bums on seats. So, I’m cutting and pasting some of the comments and reviews we have received. Obviously not the rubbish ones (there haven’t been (m)any). There are some great deals around especially early in the week – be great to see you.
‘* * * * * THIS PERFECT LITTLE PLAY…BRILLIANTLY PLAYED..I CANNOT THINK OF A PLAY I HAVE ENJOYED MORE, OR FELT MORE MOVED’ The Independent
‘The design gets it JUST RIGHT… so do…Justin Moorhouse and Victoria Elliott..WARM, TENDER & WRYLY COMIC.’ The Guardian
* * * * FUNNY, WISTFUL, SURPRISING AND TENDER. INCREDIBLY POIGNANT – the two subtle performances contrast WONDERFULLY’ The Public Reviews
‘TREMENDOUS performances – thanks to Moorhouse and Elliott, TWO is ENGAGING and WITTY yet FULL OF PATHOS. They’re QUITE A DOUBLE ACT’ The Stage
* * * *Comedian Justin Moorhouse and actress Victoria Elliott work WONDERFULLY as a team..the two actors do an INCREDIBLE job..Elliott in particular is A JOY to watch.’ whatsonstage.com
‘Moorhouse and Elliott are SUPERB throughout..Moorhouse..is both BRILLIANTLY DISTURBING and TOUCHINGLY POIGNANT…Elliott is EXTRAORDINARY ‘ Exeunt Magazine
‘AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO WATCH. As landlord and landlady they CRACKLE AND SPARKLE, loving and hating each other, picking at the raw nerve until the secret is out. IF YOU ONLY GO INTO ONE PUB THIS YEAR,MAKE SURE IT’S THIS ONE. ‘ The Daily Post
‘Elliott is EXCELLENT – Moorhouse is a REVELATION – BOTH DESERVE THE OVATION THAT THEY GET’ The Times
‘Moorhouse – ENGAGING , FUNNY AND WONDERFULLY ABLE TO EVOKE PATHOS…Elliott – ACTS HER SOCKS OFF – MOST DELICIOUSLY FUNNY’ Manchester Evening News
‘IF YOU’VE NEVER SET FOOT IN A THEATRE – TWO is SURE TO GIVE YOU THE BUG…THIS PLAY HAS EVERYTHING’ The Messenger
Watched Two last night @rxtheatre with the fantastic @justinmoorhouse Must see production, highly recommended, great laughter and acting
fully loved Two @rxtheatre with @justinmoorhouse – laugh n cry
Thoroughly enjoyed Two at @rxtheatre with @justinmoorhouse very funny and very intense. Really loved it.
Thanks @rxtheatre for a night at the ‘pub’ watching Two, where our emotions were tickled, torn and twisted in the name of Love! #RXTWITIC
Laughed & (almost) cried tonight @rxtheatre & @justinmoorhouse had me nearly convinced he was a small, duffel-coated boy at one point.
@justinmoorhouse @rxtheatre Me and @coatsy82 loved it. Well done to you all.
Just seen Two @rxtheatre. Go and see. Its ace. Funny and poignant and sad. @justinmoorhouse was brilliant
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