The National Theatre’s smash-hit production transfers to the Adelphi Theatre in the West End, with the original cast including James Corden, Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper… previews from 8 November – 19 November 2011 and booking until 25 February 2012.
In Richard Bean’s English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
‘A proper old-fashioned giggle.’ The Sun
‘One Man, Two Guvnors, one massive hit.’ Independent
‘An evening of riotous delight… I found myself physically incapable with laughter.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a classic comedy hilariously updated.’ The Times