Sex, food and money are the driving forces behind this hit comedy.
One Man, Two Guvnors is Richard Bean's modern English version of Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy, One Man, Two Masters. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée'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 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.
About One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in May 2011.
In November 2012, after its first UK tour, the show opened in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre where it completed a sell out run. Since 2 March 2012 the show has been playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.