One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
19 to 28 April 2018
It’s 1963. 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.
In Richard Bean’s award-winning English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are paramount. It ran at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, winning James Corden a Tony Award.
Booking opens for members on 23 January 2018; general public on 5 February 2018