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Tom Edden returns to One Man, Two Guvnors 19 Nov
Tom Edden will return as 'Alfie the Waiter' in the London production of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Haymarket Theatre Royal from 19 Nov 2012.
Tom Edden, created the role in the show’s original run at the National Theatre as well as in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre. He was nominated for a Tony Award in the role on Broadway.
He joins Owain Arthur (Francis Henshall), Jodie Prenger (Dolly), Phil Cornwell (Charlie), Rhona Croker (Pauline), 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 the show is now being extended to 31 Aug 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.