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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

On the RAZ with Cartwright

Jim's son James in RAZ.
Photo by Oliver Rosser.
A new play by Jim Cartwright, the writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre at the end of the month.

The Riverside Studios and Assembly Festival Fringe First-winning production of RAZ, which had an acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, comes to the town on Saturday 28 May as part of a UK tour.

Described as a itingly funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming play, the production is about a night out in modern Britain and a generation that lives for the weekend whilst still living at home with their parents.

It’s Friday night and Shane is going to hit the town hard. On Monday it’s back to the grind and he starts all over again. This vivid portrait of weekend millionaires who gym and tan while mum does the laundry is the very real story of a lost generation of young adults living in Britain today.

Jim Cartwright rose to prominence with his 1986 multi-award-winning Road and cemented his place as an essential voice in British theatre with The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  in at the National Theatre, which received six Olivier Award nominations and won three. Little Voice was made into a major movie starring Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine and filmed on location in Scarborough. His career spans writing, acting and directing across theatre, TV and film.

RAZ is performed by Jim’s son, RTS Award-winning actor James Cartwright and was awarded five stars by The Evening Standard and The Independent, and four by The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Guardian.

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