Glo­ri­ous cel­e­bra­tion of com­edy

The best of British with One Man,Two Gu­vnors in town

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ONN BUCKS -

ONE Man, Two Gu­vnors, the play de­scribed as “the fun­ni­est show on the planet” by crit­ics, is com­ing to the Court Theatre in Tring.

Pre­sented by Frayed Knot Theatre Com­pany, this in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed smash hit is a glo­ri­ous cel­e­bra­tion of British com­edy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, music, slap­stick and glit­ter­ing one-lin­ers.

Set against the colour­ful back­drop of 1960s Brighton, One Man, Two Gu­vnors cen­tres around the mishaps of Fran­cis Hen­shall.

Fran­cis be­comes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a psy­cho­pathic gang­ster who looks a bit like Ringo Starr.

But Roscoe is re­ally Rachel, pos­ing as her dead twin brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stan­ley Stub­bers. Fran­cis in­ad­ver­tently ends up be­ing em­ployed by both Rachel and Stan­ley, but to pre­vent dis­cov­ery, he must keep his two gu­vnors apart. Sim­ple.

In­volv­ing au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, mu­si­cal in­ter­ludes and gen­eral may­hem, this unique farce was in­spired by the com­me­dia dell’arte play, The Ser­vant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

A huge suc­cess for the Na­tional Theatre and univer­sally lauded by the crit­ics, it is guar­an­teed to get au­di­ences rolling in the aisles with laugh­ter.

Ex­pe­ri­enced lo­cal ac­tor/di­rec­tor Dan Clu­cas takes on the role of Fran­cis, with a tal­ented sup­port­ing cast of fa­mil­iar lo­cal faces and ris­ing stars. Frayed Knot is well known for bring­ing theatre clas­sics to The Court Theatre, with re­cent sell-out pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing Jerusalem, Jour­ney’s End and The LadyKillers. No longer avail­able to West End au­di­ences, this is a rare op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the show for those who missed it the first time around.

Those who have al­ready seen it, are jump­ing at the chance to re-live the com­edy all over again. Ei­ther way it will be a side-split­ting evening’s en­ter­tain­ment and peo­ple are ad­vised to book in ad­vance to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

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