About One Man, Two Guvnors

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Booking to 15 September 2012
No longer booking

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).

See here for 2023/24 West End revival of One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden

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Theatre: Theatre Royal Haymarket

One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 15 September 2012
Running time
To be confirmed


Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 14+

Venue Information

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

News about One Man, Two Guvnors

James Corden scoops Tony Award win
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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