Nicholas Hytner’s five star production of Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters has songs by Grant Olding performed by The Craze. The physical comedy director on One Man, Two Guvnors 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.
Multi award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in May 2011. In November 2011, after its first UK tour, the show transferred to the Adelphi Theatre where it completed a sell out run. Since 2 March 2012 the London production has been playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors completed its successful run at the Music Box Theater in 2012. A second UK tour ran from September 2012 to February 2013. The current international tour, having played Hong Kong and New Zealand, continues across Australia where it is now playing at the Sydney Theatre Company. The show then opens at the Arts Centre, Melbourne where the tour ends on 29 June 2013.
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.
The current Theatre Royal Haymarket cast comprises Rufus Hound who plays loveable chancer Francis Henshall, Sam Alexander (Stanley Stubbers), Martin Barrass (Alfie), David Benson (Gareth), Ian Burfield (Charlie Clench), Rhona Croker (Pauline), Amy Cudden (Rachel Crabbe), Derek Elroy (Lloyd Boateng), Harry Kershaw (Alan Dangle), Kelly Price (Dolly) and Hugh Sachs (Harry Dangle), they perform alongside Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan and Aimee Parkes who complete the ensemble. Casting will be announced for performances in the new booking period in due course.