Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Haymarket Theatre
Actresses Join Owain Arthur as the Production Transfers from the Adelphi Theatre in March
“One Man, Two Guvnors” is back in the headlines today as more cast members join the production for its transfer to the Haymarket Theatre. The production is currently at the Adelphi Theatre with James Corden in the lead role of Francis Henshall and that version is set to appear on Broadway and go on tour. Meanwhile, Owain Arthur will lead a new cast as it finds a new West End home from March.
Jodie Prenger, best known for her role in “Oliver the Musical” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and Hannah Spearritt, a former member of S-Club 7, join the cast on its transfer alongside Gemma Whelan, Ben Mansfield, Daniel Ings, Gerard Horan, Derek Elroy, Nigel Betts, David Benson and Martin Barrass.
They appear in a show that focuses on the character of Francis Henshall, a food-loving member of a skiffle band in 1960s Brighton who finds himself fired from this position at the start of the show. This in turn begins a chain of events that leads to his eventual status as a Servant of Two Masters (the story is based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic play). First of all he is employed by the local crook and thanks to his eating habits he is forced to find another employer on the side. All he has to do is ensure that his two ‘guvnors’ do not come face to face.
Jodie Prenger appeared in “Oliver the Musical” thanks to the BBC talent search “I’d Do Anything” (in a format that also found Danielle Hope for “The Wizard Of Oz”) and she has since seen her career progress further. She has appeared in “Spamalot” on a UK tour and has also appeared in television programmes like “Waterloo Road”, “Candy Cabs”, “Loose Women” and presents the midweek National Lottery draw.
Meanwhile, Hannah Spearritt appeared in television shows like “Miami 7”, “LA 7”, “Hollywood 7” and “Viva S Club” alongside her S-Club 7 companions from 1999 to 2002. Since leaving the hit pop group she has also appeared in shows like “Primeval” and theatre productions like “Snow the Musical”.
“One Man, Two Guvnors” is at the Haymarket Theatre from Friday 2nd March 2012 and its initial booking period takes it to Saturday 15th September 2012.