English Touring Theatre: Two Trains Running

Cast - Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th October 2019 (Main Space)

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.

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.

TWO TRAINS RUNNING is a masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and unsung men and women who are anything but ordinary. - Variety

Pre-show Talk with Assistant Director from ETT - Tuesday 1 October, 7.30pm
Post-show Talk and Captioned - Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance - Saturday 5 October, 2.30pm (1pm Touch Tour)


A Royal & Dergate, Nothampton and English Touring Theatre co-production.

Supported by The Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

Ticket price £19.50 - to purchase tickets click here.


Civic and Cultural Quarter