Dark comedy/ 6 Characters, 2 Men (with doubling), 2 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: Set on a municipal tip (or dump), Two Wheel Tricycle is a hard-edged drama shot through with dark humour. Trawling through consumer waste, the characters are all searching for something — to sell; to do up; to give their lives meaning — as well as maybe a trike for their kid. As they return day after day, the barriers between them come down and they discover they have more in common than they first imagined. But they are themselves surplus to requirements in a consumer society, and eventually the chap from the Council has to do something about them.
“A thoughtful, satisfying, finely wrought work of art.”
– The Guardian
“Powerful and ambitious.”
– City Life
About the Playwright:
John has had some 40 plays premiered in his native North West of England — ranging from a Number One tour to fringe. He has written for most Reps in the region and was Arts Council Resident Dramatist at Manchester LTC and Resident Writer at M6 Theatre. His plays have subsequently been performed around the UK and as far afield as Australia and the US. He’s also written over a hundred hours of TV drama, as well as plays for radio.
Two Wheel Tricycle was first produced at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, England.