The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors, comes to The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent next week as part of a 37 city tour of the UK and Ireland.
The critically acclaimed play, now embarking on its third UK tour, boasts an array of British stars and has been described as a ‘glorious celebration of British comedy’ featuring a mixture of satire, songs and slapstick and has been a huge hit both in the West End and on tour.
Nicholas Hytner’s five star production 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 one-liners.
Gavin Spokes takes the central role of chancer Francis Henshall. Shaun Williamson (Barry in EastEnders) will play Charlie Clench. Emma Barton will play Dolly, Jasmyn Banks is Pauline Clench, Alicia Davies is Rachel Crabbe, Michael Dylan is Alfie, Derek Elroy plays Lloyd Boateng, Edward Hancock is Alan Dangle and Patrick Warner plays Stanley Stubbers.
The 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.
One Man, Two Guvnors can be seen at the Regent from August 25-30.