James Corden Headed to the Adelphi Theatre with One Man, Two Guvnors
Richard Bean’s Play is Currently Making a Positive Impression at The National Theatre until September
James Corden is one of the many talented actors appearing in Richard Bean’s newest comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” at the Lyttelton National Theatre on Southbank. The show has been running since May and is set to continue – with positive reviews ensuring its survival – until September 2011. Now it has been announced that the show will be getting a West End transfer in November, giving more audiences the opportunity to witness the former star of “The History Boys” live onstage, with a run at the Adelphi Theatre.
Corden’s reappearance in live theatre in the capital coincided with the arrival of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”, currently running at the Haymarket Theatre, which features two other actors that made up the cast of “The History Boys” at the Lyttelton National Theatre in the last decade - Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker.
But Corden is the name that has made bigger headways since his appearance in that show in 2004. After appearing in the film version of the play he has gone on to enjoy a career in the spotlight in shows such as “Gavin & Stacey”, “Horne and Corden”, “A League of their Own” and “Doctor Who”, in addition to the movie “Lesbian Vampire Killers”.
“One Man, Two Guvnors” is Richard Bean’s take on Carlo Goldini’s “The Servant of Two Masters” and tells the story of a food loving character named Francis Henshall (played by Corden). Fired from a skiffle band he goes on to cause cases of deception and mistaken identity as he attempts to secure meal tickets by taking on two jobs. But to keep the ruse going he must ensure that he keeps his two bosses apart and this is nowhere near as simple as he had hoped.
Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper are the two other leading cast members in the London theatre production, whilst Daniel Rigby, David Benson, Polly Conway, Clare Thomson, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird and more make up the supporting cast.
“One Man, Two Guvnors” finishes its run at the National Theatre on Monday 19th September 2011. Then its run at the Adelphi Theatre takes it from Monday 21st November 2011 (previews from Tuesday 8th November 2011) to Saturday 25th February 2012.