ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Richard Bean's award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors – a smash-hit in London and on Broadway –  takes a classic Italian comedy by Goldoni and turns it into a riotous British farce full of slapstick, songs and laugh-out-loud one-liners.

 

Sacked from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall finds employment with small-time East End gangster Roscoe – who's actually Roscoe's twin sister Rachel in disguise. Roscoe has been killed by Rachel's boyfriend – upper-class twit Stanley. Ever-hungry Francis spots the opportunity for another meal ticket by taking on a second job working for Stanley. And, of course, neither Stanley nor Rachel are aware that they are both employing the same man as their inefficient minder. Confused? It doesn't matter. From start to finish it's a feast of visual and verbal humour.

 

Phil Grainger, creative director of York-based arts collective Gobbledigook, starred as Francis Henshall, the role created by James Cordon at the National Theatre in 2011. The production, which had audiences in stitches from start to finish, also saw Pick Me Up debuts by Mick Liversidge as hapless waiter Alfie, Nick Lewis as Charlie 'The Duck' Clench and James Potter as Stanley Stubbers. 

 

May 11-15 2016

 

 

Written by

Richard Bean

 

based on The Servant of Two Masters by

Carlo Goldoni

 

Directed by 

Robert Readman

 

Stage Manager

Sandie Tanner-~Smith

 

Props 

Teresa Carr, Jane Carr

 

Lighting, Sound & FX

Adam Moore – Tech247

 

 

 

 

Francis Henshall

Phil Grainger

 

Stanley Stubbers

James Potter

 

Alfie

Mick Liversidge

 

Rachel Crabbe

Maya Bartley O'Dea

 

Dolly

Maya Tether

 

Charlie Clench

Nick Lewis

 

Pauline Clench

Holly Surtees-Smith

 

Alan Dangle

Sam Baxter

 

Gareth

Joe Hudson

 

Harry Dangle

Craig Kirby

 

The Craze

James Wood

Jake Adams

Adam Bonser

James McIlwraith

 

 

 

 

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