The runaway West End and Broadway hit, One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean is a classic ensemble slapstick farce.
Join us for a romp through this hilarious and complicated world of small-potatoes gangsterism, cross-dressing, mistaken identity, and thwarted romance... and have a chat with us about it afterwards at a Q&A with the cast and creative team!
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 Pub, 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, right?
Set in 1963 Brighton, the play is an adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters, an 18th-century commedia dell’arte farce by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. (“Guvnor” is British slang for “boss.”)
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
By Richard Bean
Director: Adam Brazier
Francis Henshall - Donnie Macphee
Rachel Crabbe - Katie Kerr
Stanley Stubbers - Adam Brazier
Alan Dangle - Nathan Carragher
Charlie “the Duck” Clench - Mark Fraser
Pauline Clench - Suzanne Wilkie
Dolly - Rosie Shaw
Lloyd Boateng - Cameron MacDuffee
Harry Dangle - Graham Putnam
Gareth - Dian Miguel
Alfie - Cameron MacDuffee
Stage Directions: Jeana MacIsaac
SM: Ainsley Kendrick
ASM: Samantha Bruce