London's One Man, Two Guvnors Will Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket

News   London's One Man, Two Guvnors Will Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket National Theatre of Great Britain's critically acclaimed production of Richard Bean's raucous One Man, Two Guvnors, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket after two sell-out runs at the National and Adelphi Theatres.

Owain Arthur
Owain Arthur Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Tickets for the Theatre Royal Haymarket run, which begins March 2, 2012, will go on sale Dec. 16. The production is currently booking through Sept. 12, 2012.

Owain Arthur will take over as Francis Henshall when the production moves to the Theatre Royal Haymarket; he previously stepped into the role at the Adelphi. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Richard Bean’s award-wining adaptation opened at the National Theatre in May 2011. Last month, after a U.K. tour, One Man, Two Guvnors opened in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre, where it will complete its run Feb. 25, 2012. A Broadway production will open at the Music Box Theatre April 18, 2012.

Nicholas Hytner directs.

With songs by Grant Olding, the creative team also features physical comedy director Cal McCrystal, designer Mark Thompson, lighting designer Mark Henderson, sound designer Paul Arditti, fight director Kate Waters and choreographer Adam Penford. In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, press note state, "sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6000 from his fiancee’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 ticket 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."

For the continuing West End run of One Man, Two Guvnors there will be 130 tickets available at £15 for each performance. There will be no booking fees for tickets purchased from the National Theatre Box Office.

For ticket information visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.

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