This rollicking play is a unique ‘laugh-out-loud’ mix of satire, slapstick, hilarious one-liners, song and in-between scene vaudeville acts.
It is British Comedy at its best and is an adaption of the commedia dell’arte plot of Carlo Goldoni’s Italian Comedy The Servant of 2 Masters which was first performed in 1746.
This prize-winning version is set in 1963 in Brighton on England's south-east coast famed for its gangland, Brighton Pavilion, Palace Pier and ‘dirty-weekend’ reputation of the time.
Hapless Francis Henshall is sacked from his skiffle band and, finding himself broke and starving, by chance ends up working for two bosses (two guvnors). That is Roscoe Crabbe (Guvnor #1, local male gangster) and Stanley Stubbers (Guvnor #2, posh, upper-class nightclub owner). All Francis has to do to 'keep this meal ticket' is to prevent his two employers from finding out that he is working for another guvnor on the side. Simple? Not!
One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in London in 2011, and then became a West-End and Broadway smash-hit with an Australasian tour in 2013. It received a raft of five-star reviews and awards refer quotes below.
Remarkable Theatre is delighted to be able to bring this fall-over funny play to the Southern Lakes from 12-21 September. Please note that there is some coarse language during the play so although the play is family-friendly, it is recommended for aged 10 upwards. Concession tickets are for Under 18s and/or full-time students. Proof of age and/or full-time study will be required on arrival.
The play is directed by Deb Lind and produced by Jane Robertson.
Reviews from original productions:
'An evening of riotous delight. I found myself physically incapable with laughter,' Daily Telegraph. UK
Opens Thursday 12 September, 2019, 7.30-10.30pm, then Friday 13 September Saturday September, Sunday September (2pm matinee)
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