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Landlords to be portrayed by actors for UEA play at Rose Tavern pub

PUBLISHED: 11:15 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:15 16 February 2015

Show called Two being performed at the Rose Tavern, Norwich.
It's about the relationship between the landlord and lady lady at the local pub. Actors Matt Preece and Caitriona Hyatt playing the couple behind the bar.

Picture: James Bass

Show called Two being performed at the Rose Tavern, Norwich. It's about the relationship between the landlord and lady lady at the local pub. Actors Matt Preece and Caitriona Hyatt playing the couple behind the bar. Picture: James Bass

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A pub is to be served by a pair of actors for two nights as part of a play.

A pub is to be served by a pair of actors for two nights as part of a play.

The production about a pub, will take place inside the Rose Tavern pub, on Rupert Street, in Norwich.

The production, entitled Two follows an evening in the life of a landlord and landlady, where during the night tensions begin to show between the pair, as something lurking below the surface begins to appear.

University of East Anglia students Matthew Preece, 21, and Caitriona Hyatt, 19, are to play the landlord and landlady, as well as a selection of colourful customers.

The play is directed by Duncan James, who, after 20 years of working as a drama teacher, is now taking an MA in theatre directing.

He said: “Part of my course was to direct two second year drama students in one scene from this play in October.

“After doing it as part of the course we decided to produce the play in a real pub at the Rose Tavern.

“The Rose Tavern has offered great support and have allowed both actors to actually act as the landlords in the pub and serve drinks as people start coming in.

“Rehearsals have been great and it is a big challenge for the actors to play several roles, and they have had to rehearse quickly changing outfits between the scenes.”

The play has been financially supported by Taylors Brewery in Yorkshire, who designed their beer mats specifically for the play.

It is to take place at one of the three bars inside the pub, and the director is hoping to get 50 people in for each performance.

The play takes place tonight and on Wednesday evening, with doors opening at 7pm and the production starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available via the UEA ticket office on either 01603 508050 or on www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk.

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