It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Owain Arthur returns to the role of 'Francis Henshall' (taking over from Rufus Hound) . Owain Arthur had previously performed the role at the Haymarket in 2012, on tour in the UK and having understudied James Cordon in the role at the Adelphi Theatre.
Angela Griffin will play 'Dolly' and Dominic Thorburn joins the cast to play 'Alan Dangle'. Kellie Shirley and Peter Caulfield are reprising their roles of 'Pauline Clench' and 'Alfie', previous played in the One Man, Two Guvnors touring productions.
Continuing in the show are Sam Alexander (Stanley Stubbers), David Benson (Gareth), Ian Burfield (Charlie Clench), Amy Cudden (Rachel Crabbe), Derek Elroy (Lloyd), Hugh Sachs (Harry Dangle).
Richard Bean’s adaptation, based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, opened at the National Theatre in May 2011, then transferred to the West End's Adelphi Theatre on 08 Nov 2011, where it ran to 25 February 2012, before transferring to the Haymarket on 2 March 2012, where it is currently booking to 1 March 2014.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Arditti, choreography by Adam Penford and produced by National Theatre.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at the Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.