Monday 29 February 2016

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Described by The Guardian as "A triumph of visual and verbal comedy” One Man, Two Guvnors is a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Following runs starring James Corden on Broadway, The West End & sell-out national tours, Sheffield audiences can now enjoy this hilarious, award winning and Tony nominated show when Midland Players present the regional amateur premier of One Man, Two Guvnors at the University Drama Studio from March 23rd to 26th.

The play is Richard Bean’s English adaptation of the 1743 classic commedia dell'arte play, Servant of Two Masters by Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

In Richard Bean’s version Venice is replaced by Brighton in the 1960s where an easily confused Francis Henshall ends up in the employ of sadistic gangster Roscoe Crabbe. Despondent, desperate and starving he is also hired by Stanley Stubbers, an upper class criminal on the run after murdering Roscoe… but if Roscoe is dead, who would pretend to be him and why? Francis struggles to keep his wits and keep his two Guvnors in the dark, as events take ever more hilarious turns

Find out why the Daily Mail described One Man, Two Guvnors as ‘Officially the funniest show on the planet’ by getting your tickets from, or calling (07928) 276383.

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, with songs by Grant Olding runs at the University Drama Studio, Glossop Road at 7.30pm from 23rd to 26th March. All tickets are £8. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

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1 comment:

Sophia Jack said...

Hello, everyone! I'm Sophia, and I came across your post regarding Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors. Anyway, at the time, I was watching Periodic Reports, which The Guardian called "a triumph of visual and verbal comedy." One Man, Two Guvnors is a wonderful celebration of British comedy, including a one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud blend of satire, slapstick, and sparkling one-liners. Thank you for giving this useful information.