Phil Cornwell & Rhona Croker to join cast of One Man...


Phil Cornwell and Rhona Croker are to join the cast of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Haymarket Theatre Royal from 3 Sep 2012.

Actor, comedian and writer Phil Cornwell, will play the role of 'Charlie'. He is best known for the BBC's Stella Street, which he co-wrote and starred in with John Sessions. His other extensive television credits include regular appearances in Dead Ringers, I am Alan Partridge and The Comic Strip Presents. He was last on stage earlier this year in the world premiere of David Eldridge's In Basildon at the Royal Court.

Rhona Croker will play the role of 'Pauline'. She came to prominence in 2008 when she and her comedy partner Stephanie Jory toured the British comedy circuits with their show Croker & Jory: The Love Shepherds. Croker was last on stage in The Roman Bath at the Arcola Theatre.

They join Owain Arthur (Francis Henshall), Jodie Prenger (Dolly), Martin Barrass (Alfie), David Benson (Gareth), Nigel Betts (Harry), Derek Elroy (Lloyd), Daniel Ings (Alan), Ben Mansfield (Stanley Stubbers), Gemma Whelan (Rachel Crabbe).

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 is currently booking to 12 Jan 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.

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