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One Man, Two Guvnors - Corden transfers Adelphi 8 Nov
The comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden, will transfer from The National Theatre, to the West End's Adelphi Theatre, opening 21 Nov 2011, following previews from 8 Nov - booking to 25 Feb 2012. (Public booking opens 14 July)
The play, which received terrific notices from the popular press when it opened at the Lyttelton, National Theatre 24 May 2011, following previews from 17 May, will end its sold out run there on 19 Sep 2011. It will then go on a short Uk tour before arriving in the West End on 8 Nov 2011.
One Man, Two Guvnors is written by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.
James Corden, continues in the role for the West End run, joined by his ‘two guvnors’ Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper, along with original cast members David Benson, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird, Claire Lams, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby and Suzie Toase; with Owain Arthur, Polly Conway, Derek Elroy, David Hunter, Paul Lancaster, Gareth Mason, Clare Thomson.
It is directed by Nicholas Hytner , designed by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Arditti, choreography by Adam Penford.
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.