One Man, Two Guvnors - Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Venue Information
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Theatre Royal Haymarket
8 Haymarket
London
London
SW1Y 4HT

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 45 review(s)

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Latest Review: "The most un-funny thing I have seen for years. It is the firsttime I have ever walked out..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 14+

After wowing audiences at two London venues already “One Man, Two Guvnors” is currently doing the rounds at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with a great leading man in the role of Francis Henshall alongside the same impressive script that earned the show such acclaim at its former homes. The play is a new version of “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni with Richard Bean updating the text to Brighton in the 1960s, providing it with a new spin and bringing the tale to a new, modern audience in London’s West End.

Those with theatre tickets will witness the role of food-loving skiffle band player Francis Henshall, whose large appetite moves the plot forward. It is Brighton in the 1960s and Henshall is fired from the band, forcing him to take on a new role as a servant to a local crook. But that’s not the end of the story and seeing as Henshall is well known for following his stomach it is inevitable that he takes on further employment from someone else in order to fund his eating habits. So he is a servant of two masters and now all he has to do is ensure that the two employers never come face to face – something that is easier said than done.

During the show’s stay in the capital many names have taken on the part of Henshall. First it was James Corden, who played it in the original production at the National Theatre before transferring with the production to the Adelphi Theatre. Whilst he went off to the States to win Tony Awards for the Broadway version, Owain Arthur stepped into the role as the West End version transferred to its current home, eventually making way for Rufus Hound. But he part is a classic one and whoever occupies it will bring a lot to the show.

This classic play has already earned a great deal of fans – which is why Corden took the show across the country and then to the other side of the Atlantic – and it should have no trouble encouraging visit from theatregoers in its current home. After all, this is a location that has welcomed many stand-out hits over the years.

“One Man, Two Guvnors” opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Friday 2nd March 2012 and is set to continue for some time to come.

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 28th February 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 1st March 2014
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 14+
Show Status: production_closed
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