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One Man, Two Guvnors cast changes from 4 Feb 2013
As previously mentioned, Rufus Hound takes over the role of 'Francis Henshall'. Martin Barrass returns as 'Alfie the Waiter'. New cast members also includes Kelly Price (Dolly) Hugh Sachs (Harry Dangle), Harry Kershaw (Alan Dangle), Ian Burfield (Charlie Clench) Sam Alexander (Stanley Stubbers) Amy Cudden (Rachel Crabbe).
Remaining with the show are: David Benson (Gareth), Derek Elroy (Lloyd), Rhona Croker (Pauline).
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 the show is now booking to 31 Aug 2013.
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.
Sam Alexander was last on stage in No Naughty Bits at Hampstead Theatre. Ian Burfield has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. His previous National Theatre credits include The Comedy of Errors, The Kitchen, Napoli Milionaria, and Richard III. He also starred in Journey's End at Playhouse Theatre Amy Cudden theatre credits include Shallow Slumber for Soho Theatre. Harry Kershaw, a recent RADA graduate, will be making his professional stage debut. Kelly Price was last on stage in the West End at the Garrick Theatre in A Little Night Music which transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory. Her other theatre credits include The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre, Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, Guys and Dolls for the Donmar Warehouse, Mamma Mia at the Prince Edward Theatre and Woman in White at the Palace Theatre. Hugh Sachs was last on stage in A Woman Killed with Kindness at the National Theatre where he has previously appeared in Peter Pan. His other theatre credits include Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. On television Sachs is best known for playing the role of Gavin in five series of Benidorm.