One Man, Two Guvnors, the National Theatre’s award-winning comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner, opens at Theatre Royal Brighton on Tuesday 16 December 2014 for a 3 week run this Christmas.
Nicholas Hytner’s five star production, which is set in Brighton in the 1960s, tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, 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. It has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally-acclaimed smash-hit, has been hailed as ‘the funniest show on the planet’ by The Mail and a ‘comic classic’ by The Guardian.
Gavin Spokes takes on the central role of loveable chancer, Francis Henshall with Norman Pace as Charlie Clench. Emma Barton will play Dolly with Jasmyn Banks as Pauline Clench, Alicia Davies as Rachel Crabbe, Michael Dylan as Alfie, Derek Elroy as Lloyd Boateng, Edward Hancock as Alan Dangle and Patrick Warner as Stanley Stubbers.
The acclaimed production is based on Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters and has songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze. The physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, with designs by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography and associate direction by Adam Penford.
Tickets are on sale through the online booking office now.
Published 1st June 2014
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