One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End, 2012 / 2013
BEST NEW PLAY Critics’ Circle Award, Evening Standard Award
Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Kelly Price, Derek Elroy, Ian Burfield, Rhona Croker, Hugh Sachs, Harry Kershaw, Rufus Hound, Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander, David Benson, Robin Berry, Gavin Spokes, Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes, Max Hutchinson
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Resident Director: Audrey Sheffield
Associate Director: Adam Penford / Lisa Blair
Design: Mark Thompson
Sound: Paul Arditti
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Music: Grant Olding