One Man, Two Guvnors at Adelphi Theatre tickets
One Man, Two Guvnors at Adelphi Theatre tickets

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About the show

Richard Bean’s sell-out comedy One Man, Two Guvnors transfers to the West End’s Adelphi Theatre, following a revered run at the National Theatre in 2011. Adapted from Carlo Goldoni’s comedy Servant of Two Masters, Bean’s adaptation follows ever-hungry Francis Henshall, as he struggles to keep his two employers from discovering each other, with hilarious and disastrous consequences.

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!

Recommended for

James Corden fans will be delighted with yet another acclaimed comedy performance! Recommended for ages 14 and up, One Man, Two Guvnors is perfect for those who enjoy pure comedy, slapstick and laugh-out-loud moments!

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 08 Nov 2011
Press night: 21 Nov 2011
Booking from: 29 Nov 0002
Booking until: 25 Feb 2012

Location and map

Adelphi Theatre
409-412 Strand
London, WC2R 0NS

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