12 Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, 2 Guvnors by Richard Bean is a fast-paced and side-splittingly funny live comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles!
This rollicking play is a unique ‘laugh-out-loud’ mix of satire, slapstick, hilarious one-liners, song and in-between scene vaudeville acts.
It is British Comedy at its best and is an adaption of the commedia dell’arte plot of Carlo Goldoni’s Italian Comedy The Servant of 2 Masters which was first performed in 1746.
This prize-winning version is set in 1963 in Brighton on England's south-east coast famed for its gangland, Brighton Pavilion, Palace Pier and ‘dirty-weekend’ reputation of the time.
Hapless Francis Henshall is sacked from his skiffle band and, finding himself broke and starving, by chance ends up working for 2 bosses (2 guvnors). That is (guvnor 1) Roscoe Crabbe, local male gangster, and (guvnor 2) Stanley Stubbers, (posh, upper-class nightclub owner). All Francis has to do to 'keep this meal ticket' is to prevent his 2 employers from finding out that he is working for another guvnor on the side. Simple? Not!
One Man, 2 Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in London in 2011, and then became a West-End and Broadway smash-hit with an Australasian tour in 2013. It received a raft of five-star reviews and awards refer quotes below.
We are so pleased to be able to bring this fall-over funny play to the Southern Lakes District from 12-21 September.
The play is directed by Deb Lind and produced by Jane Robertson.
Our cast is as below:
Francis Henshall - Blaise Barham
Rachel Crabbe - Nicole McLean
Stanley Stubbers - Alex Littlewood
Alan Dangle - Greg Dorn
Dolly - Phena Byrne
Charlie Clench - Justin Abbiss
Pauline Clench - Sarah Barham
Lloyd Boateng - Chris MacKenzie
Harry Dangle - Cameron Steele
Alfie - Nathan Cook
Head Waitress - Sue Harcombe
Ensemble/ Vaudeville - Marie Dorin, Julian Gonzales, Nina Johnston, Lyall McGregor, Angus Pettigrew, & Annekarien van der Velde.
Reviews from original productions.
'An evening of riotous delight. I found myself physically incapable with laughter,' Daily Telegraph. UK
'The longest sustained laugh I've heard in years of theatre-going,' The New Yorker.
'A triumph of verbal and visual comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National's history,' The Guardian.
Please note that there is some coarse language during the play so although the play is family-friendly, it is recommended for aged 10 upwards.
Concession tickets are for Under 18s and/or full-time students. Proof of age and/or full-time study will be required on arrival.
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes