19:45, Tue 24th – Sat 28th October 2000 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
'Road' represented the theatrical debut of Jim Cartwright, described by The Sunday Telegraph as “a writer of outstanding talent”. It won the Samuel Beckett Award in 1986, and launched his reputation as one of the country's most eloquent, radical playwrights. His string of subsequent successes culminated in the 1998 filming of his play 'Little Voice', starring Jane Horrocks, who had also taken a leading role in the original production of 'Road'.
One of the most striking of the 1980's state of the nation dramas, 'Road' casts an unsparing mirror on an industrial town ravaged by the economic policies of Margaret Thatcher. The works of Jim Cartwright have never been performed in Cambridge before. Pembroke Players' 'Road' is a timely recognition of his genius.