Directed by Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys), One Man, Two Guvnors transports us to 1960’s Brighton, and follows the side-splitting story of unemployed Francis, who is fired from his skiffle band and takes refuge at favourite spot The Cricketers’ Arms. Suddenly, Francis lands two brand new jobs with two brand new, criminal employers. Rosco Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers are well-versed in dodgy dealings, and soon Francis is on a mission to stop one from finding out about the other! When it is discovered that Rosco Crabbe is actually Rachel Crabbe and Rosco was killed by Stanley… Things start to get more than a little bit complicated!
James Corden stars as the food-obsessed Francis in a performance that played to huge acclaim at the National Theatre. Corden is best-known for writing and starring in hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey, as well as appearing in The History Boys film, tour and original West End and Broadway productions. Further casting includes Oliver Chris (Greenwing) as Stanley Stubbers, Martyn Ellis as Doctor, Trevor Laird as Lloyd Boateng, Claire Lams as Pauline Clench, Fred Ridgeway as Charlie Clench, Daniel Rigby as Alan, Jemima Rooper as Rachel Crabbe and Suzie Toase as Dolly.
Written by Richard Bean (The Mentalists, Great Britain), One Man, Two Guvnors features original music by Grant Olding, as well as design by Mark Thompson, sound design by Paul Arditti and lighting design by Mark Henderson. Hailed as the funniest play on the West End, One Man, Two Guvnors is packed full of fun, songs that transport you to the 60’s and uproarious laughs. Opening at the Adelphi Theatre, sex, food and money are all very high on the agenda!