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One Man, Two Guvnors cast update at the Haymarket.
Joining the previously mentioned Owain Arthur are Jodie Prenger (Dolly), Hannah Spearritt (Pauline), Martin Barrass (Alfie), David Benson (Gareth), Nigel Betts (Harry), Daniel Ings (Alan), Gerard Horan (Charlie), Derek Elroy (Lloyd), Ben Mansfield (Stanley Stubbers), Gemma Whelan (Rachel).
Jodie Prenger's theatre credits include Nancy in Oliver! and The Lady of The Lake in the Spamalot. On TV she has appeared in Hustle, Justin's House, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road.
Hannah Spearritt made her stage debut in The Belle’s Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse last year but she is best known for playing the leading role of Abby Maitland in five seasons of ITV’s series Primeval.
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 runs to 25 February 2012, before transfering to the Haymarket on 2 March 2012.
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.
(A Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors will open at the Music Box Theatre 18 April 2012, starring James Corden.)