October 17, 2013
National Theatre comedy One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates as it becomes the longest-running play ever at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Congratulations to One Man, Two Guvnors, the National Theatre’s international hit play that has passed an important milestone at the historic Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London.
17 October 2013 sees the show become the longest-running play ever at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
One Man, Two Guvnors recently announced that it will end its run at the theatre on 1 March 2014, but not before having reached this important date.
A number of new cast members recently joined the show including the return of Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall, who took over from the show’s originating lead James Corden when he took the play to Broadway.
Owain Arthur is joined by Angela Griffin as Dolly, Kellie Shirley as Pauline Clench, Peter Caulfield as Alfie, Dominic Thorburn as Alan Dangle, Sam Alexander as Stanley Stubbers, David Benson as Gareth, Ian Burfield as Charlie Clench, Amy Cudden as Rachel Crabbe, Derek Elroy as Lloyd Boateng and Hugh Sachs as Harry Dangle.
Now in its third year at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Nicholas Hytner’s production of Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters has proved a major hit for the National having toured the UK twice, smashed Broadway and just completed an international tour.
The Theatre Royal Haymarket dates back to 1720 and is the third-oldest London theatre still in use. The theatre has presided over a number of firsts, including the first theatre in London to hold a matinee performance in 1873, a custom that was swiftly adopted by all other theatres. Other long-running plays at the theatre include Yellow Sands in 1926 and 1927 starring Ralph Richardson which ran for 610 performances.
September 21, 2013
Trevor Nunn directs the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Trevor Nunn is to direct a brand new stage adaptation of the smash-hit movie Fatal Attraction, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 8 March 2014.
The new stage adaptation by James Dearden, who wrote the original 1987 screenplay for Fatal Attraction which starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, is to feature a few new twists and will play a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
In Fatal Attraction a casual liaison between married man Dan Gallagher and gorgeous woman Alex Forrest turns into a living nightmare for the successful New York lawyer when Alex refuses to be passed aside. With terrifying consequences, she pursues Dan and his family in this compelling tale of obsession and revenge.
Theatre: Theatre Royal Haymarket
February 11, 2013
What’s playing and coming up at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
April 22, 2012
Got to Dance judges Kimberly Wyatt and Adam Garcia star in this dance phenomenon, showcasing some of the most celebrated performers from the UK. Fast-paced, futuristic and inspiring, the show features 20 super-talented performers including Aaron Renfree, Tobias Mead, Charlie Bruce and Lizzie Gough.
March 11, 2012
Production photos of the hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors, now at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Owain Arthur.
Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors has started its new run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket after two sell-out stints at the National and Adelphi Theatres.
The new cast features Owain Arthur as lovable chancer Francis Henshall, with Jodie Prenger as Dolly and Hannah Spearritt as Pauline. Other cast include Martin Barrass, David Benson, Nigel Betts, Derek Elroy, Gerard Horan, Daniel Ings, Ben Mansfield and Gemma Whelan.
Richard Bean’s award-wining adaptation of the play, based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, will also open at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on 18 April 2012.
Owain Arthur joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
They were always going to be big shoes to fill. James Corden won rave reviews for his performance as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors – and is now winging his way to Broadway to wow the other side of the Atlantic. And the job of leading the cast of the West End production of the show now falls to exciting British newcomer Owain Arthur, who has been understudying Corden in the starring role.
Nicholas Hytner and the production team went to see Owain give an understudy performance as Francis when the show played the Adelphi late last year, to decide on his future in the show. And what they found was an exciting new talent who is clearly going places.
Hytner is no stranger to Owain’s work having cast him in his National Theatre production of The History Boys. Owain’s other theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Comedy of Errors for the Royal Exchange Theatre and Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre.
TV work includes Holby City, Ddeg, Cei Bach, New Tricks and The Palace, and on film he can he seen in Abroad, Mr Nice and Eldra.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Hannah Spearritt as Pauline and Jodie Prenger as Dolly.
S Club 7′s Hannah Spearritt joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Hannah made her stage debut in The Belle’s Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse last year.
A former member of the hugely successful pop group S Club 7, Spearritt has made a number of US movie appearances including Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and Seed of Chucky.
UK television credits include Miss Marple and Blessed, but she is best known for playing the leading role of Abby Maitland in five seasons of ITV’s action packed sci-fi series Primeval.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall and Jodie Prenger as Dolly.
I’d Do Anything and Oliver! star Jodie Prenger joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Jodie Prenger stars as Dolly in the acclaimed production of One Man, Two Guvnors, as it transfers from the National and the Adelphi theatres to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Jodie came to prominence after winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival production of Oliver! through BBC talent search I’d Do Anything. Other theatre credits include playing The Lady of The Lake in the Spamalot UK tour.
TV credits include Hustle, Justin’s House, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road for the BBC. Extensive presenting work includes leading the search to find a Toto for a gala performance of The Wizard of Oz in Over The Rainbow, covering for Elaine Paige and Paul O’Grady on BBC Radio 2 and co-hosting on Going Out With Alan Carr, the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, Laurence Olivier Awards 2010 and Children in Need 2009.
In 2010 and 2011 she toured with John Barrowman on his UK concert tour and made regular concert appearances on Thank You for the Music and The Friday Night Is Music Night James Bond Special.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall and Hannah Spearritt as Pauline.
January 24, 2012
The National Theatre’s sell-out production of hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Richard Bean’s English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters now stars Owain Arthur.
Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
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 – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
The current London cast includes Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall, Angela Griffin as Dolly and Kellie Shirley as Pauline.
One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March 2012. The show originally played at the National Theatre (previewed 17 May 2011, opened 24 May 2011, closed 19 September 2011) before moving to the Adelphi Theatre (previewed 8 November 2011, opened 21 November 2011, closed 25 February 2012).
Theatre: Theatre Royal Haymarket
November 25, 2011
Trevor Nunn continues his strong season as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket with a revival of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter.
The play stars Joanna Lumley as Eleanor of Aquitane, Robert Lindsay as Henry II, Sonya Cassidy as Alais, Joseph Drake as John, Rory Fleck-Byrne as Philip and James Norton as Geoffrey.
In The Lion in Winter a family Christmas becomes a family at war as an ageing Henry II, invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane, and his three sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, to spend the festive season with him. They are joined by his mistress Princess Alais, and her brother, the young King Philip of France. Will Henry name who is to be his successor as King of England? Their yuletide celebration turns into a combat zone of deceit, betrayal, bitter power games and scabrous wit.