Glorious celebration of comedy
The best of British with One Man,Two Guvnors in town
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.