One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Booking to 15 September 2012
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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).

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Theatre: Theatre Royal Haymarket

One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket

 


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Booking to 15 September 2012

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Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 14+

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176
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One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates milestone
National Theatre comedy One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates as it becomes the longest-running play ever at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Dolly (Angela Griffin) and Francis (Owain Arthur) in One Man, Two Guvnors. Photo by Johan Persson[/caption] 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. LINKS Book tickets to One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket More information on Theatre Royal Haymarket Theatre Royal Haymarket - detailed history
James Corden scoops Tony Award win
James Corden has won a Best Actor award at the 66th annual Tony Awards, held yesterday in New York City. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] James Corden accepts the Tony Award for Best Actor[/caption] The actor beat Philip Seymour Hoffman to win best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, the National Theatre production directed by Nicholas Hytner. The biggest winner of the night was musical Once, which scooped Best Musical and seven other awards including Best Director for John Tiffany. The bittersweet romantic comedy about two Dublin musicians falling in love started life in 2006 as a small independent film and has gone on to become a huge Broadway success. Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to the classic Peter Pan story, won five Tonys, the most for any play, but was pipped to the Best Play post by Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, which added to its 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier awards success. Other winners of the night included Nina Arianda, who won best actress in a play for her sexy performance in Venus In Fur, beating British star Tracie Bennett for her turn as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. Judith Light won best actress in a featured role in a play for Other Desert Cities. The Best Director gong went to Mike Nichols for his direction of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The veteran director and producer has won a total of 8 Tonys over his successful career. Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won best revival of a musical and Audra McDonald won best actress in a musical for her stirring performance as Bess. Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath took home awards for their featured roles in the comedy musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. Hosted again by Neil Patrick Harris, presenters included Paul Rudd, Christopher Plummer and Angela Lansbury. TONY AWARD 2012 WINNERS - See full list of winners  LINKS Book tickets to Broadway Shows VIDEO Watch James Corden's acceptance speech at the 2012 Tony Awards httpv://youtu.be/bZhY6vDbx6g  

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