Part of National Theatre Live
Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11am (Encore)
By Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
“One of the funniest productions in the National Theatre’s history” —The Guardian
One Man, Two Guvnors is Richard Bean’s “howlingly funny” (The Independent, UK) reworking of the commedia dell’arte classic The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Fired from his band, Francis (James Corden) finds work as a bodyguard for small-time East End hood Roscoe. But Roscoe is really Roscoe’s sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley. To complicate matters, Francis takes a second job with—guess who?—Stanley, who is in hiding and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. Comedic mayhem ensues as Francis tries to keep his two guvnors apart.