ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

by RICHARD BEAN

 

14 Mar – 15 Apr 2023

“I haven’t eaten since last night, I don’t get paid until next week, and I can’t stop thinking about CHIPS.”

Francis Henshall is sooooo hungry. He’s also unemployed. He needs a job, pronto.

Stuck in the seedy and slightly disreputable English seaside town of Brighton, an opportunity arises to become ‘minder’ to an East-End gangster, Roscoe Crabbe, who’s travelled down from London to reclaim a debt from his fiancée’s dad.

At the same time, never letting an opportunity go begging, Francis is also running errands around town for a posh twit named Stanley Stubbers.

Two guvnors, two paydays, two meal tickets. All he needs to do is keep them from discovering each other. What could possibly go wrong?

Acclaimed playwright Richard Bean has relocated the action to the swinging 60s and channeled the classic humour of Ealing comedies, Carry On films and Fawlty Towers, to bring fresh life to Carlo Goldoni’s 18th century Italian farce, The Servant of Two Masters.

This hilarious romp is a glorious celebration of the best of British comedy, a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, slapstick, skiffle music and sparkling one-liners.

After a few years of darkness, the future may finally be looking a little brighter.

“A riotous delight…Absolute bliss” The Telegraph, UK

creative team

Director Angus Evans
Musical Director/Sound Designer Georgia Condon
Assistant Director/Choreographer Emily Dreyer
Set Designer Jess Zlotnick
Costume Designer Holly-Jane Cohle
Fight Choreography Diego Retamales
Intimacy Director Shondelle Pratt

 

 

cast

Naser Ali, Eliva
Tristan Black, Amy Victoria Brooks
Joe Clements, Patrick Cullen
Anna Dooley, Patricio Ibarra 
Gideon Payten-Griffiths
Eleanor Ryan, Angharad Wise 

band

Georgia Condon, Georgia Drewe
Matt Forbes

dates/times

Preview Tue 14 Mar 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 15 Mar 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance Sat 15 Apr 2pm
Please note: there is no performance on Good Friday, 7 April

Running time: 150 minutes, include interval

Please note: latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance

 

tickets

Full $35
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22
Thrifty Thursdays $22
Preview $20

COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.

Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.

Main image: © LightField Studios/Shutterstock/Christina Hatzis