It’s the delicious new musical that became the crème de la crème of Broadway, but Sara Bareilles has confirmed Waitress is looking to transfer to the West End....
One Man, Two Guvnors to transfer to Haymarket.
Further casting will be announced shortly.
Owain Arthur who has been understudying the role of Francis Henshall as part of the West End Company, has also been seen in Nicholas Hytner’s National Theatre production of The History Boys, as well as Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre.
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.)