One Man, Two Guvnors
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Encore broadcast of NT Live's hilarious Septemer 2011 performance of One Man, Two Guvnors currently playing on Broadway with seven Tony Award nominations including best actor James Cordon.
The first play from NT Live's 2011-12 season based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding.
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 fiancee’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.
Rachel: Are you seriously suggesting that we men, are, day to day, moment to moment, making thousands of small tactical decisions, the cumulative effect of which is to reduce the time between leg-overs?
Francis: I can’t speak for you guv, but that is a fair description of my life.
In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. James Corden returns to the National for the first time since The History Boys to play Francis.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Gareth - David Benson
Stanley Stubbers - Oliver Chris
Ensemble - Polly Conway
Francis Henshall -James Corden
Ensemble - Jolyon Dixon
Alfie - Tom Edden
Doctor - Martyn Ellis
Ensemble - Derek Elroy
Lloyd Boateng - Trevor Laird
Pauline Clench - Claire Lams
Ensemble - Paul Lancaster
Ensemble - Fergus March
Ensemble - Gareth Mason
Charlie Clench - Fred Ridgeway
Alan - Daniel Rigby
Rachel Crabbe - Jemima Rooper
Ensemble - Clare Thomson
Dolly - Suzie Toase
Director - Nicholas Hytner
Associate Director - Cal McCrystal
Designer - Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson
Music - Grant Olding
Sound Designer - Paul Arditti
Fight Director - Kate Waters
***** Daily Express, Guardian, Sunday Times
**** Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Times, Time Out
‘The feelgood hit of the summer. An evening of riotous delight… I found myself physically incapable with laughter.’ Daily Telegraph
‘A triumph of visual and verbal comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/25/one-man-two-guvnors-review
‘Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a classic comedy hilariously updated.’ The Times
Evening Standard – 4 stars http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/review-23953523-one-man-two-guvnors-is-a-surefire-hit.do
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1390631/FIRST-NIGHT-REVIEW-One-man-Two-Guvnors.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Tickets - $15 General / $13 Senior / $11 Student with $2 for Lincoln Members.