One Man, Two Guvnors to close 1 March 2014
One Man, Two Guvnors, which has been seen by over one million people worldwide and will be the longest running show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in almost 200 years, will have played almost 900 London performances when it completes its West End run.
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 will now end its run on 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.
From 23 September 2013 Owain Arthur returns to the role of 'Francis Henshall' (taking over from Rufus Hound).