Today, 20 May 2012, the National Theatre’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors releases over 100, 000 new tickets for sale in the West End, taking bookings at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to 12 January 2013. Earlier this week Richard Bean’s award-wining adaptation, based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, triumphed on Broadway in Nicholas Hytner’s five star production.
The current London cast of One Man, Two Guvnors is led by Owain Arthur who plays lovable chancer Francis Henshall. He is joined by Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt who play Dolly and Pauline respectively. Martin Barrass plays Alfie with David Benson as Gareth, Nigel Betts as Harry, Derek Elroy as Lloyd, Gerard Horan as Charlie, Daniel Ings as Alan, Ben Mansfield as Stanley and Gemma Whelan as Rachel.
With songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors’ physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, designs are by Mark Thompson, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography by Adam Penford.
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. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Christmas 2012 performance schedule at the Theatre Royal Haymarket:
Monday 24 December 2:30pm
Tuesday 25 December no performance
Wednesday 26 December 7:30pm
Thursday 27 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Friday 28 December 7:30pm
Saturday 29 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Monday 31 December 7:30pm
Tuesday 1 January 7:30pm
Wednesday 2 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Thursday 3 January 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 4 January 7:30pm
Saturday 5 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm