Preview: One Man, Two Guvnors (2nd – 7th June)


Critically acclaimed play One Man, Two Guvnors is now embarking on its 3rd UK tour and as part of the tour is coming to Southampton’s Mayflower theatre from Monday 2nd June to Saturday 7th June.

The play has been described as a ‘glorious celebration of British comedy’ and features a mixture of satire, songs and slapstick. Originally starring James Corden in the initial South Bank production, actor Gavin Spokes now plays the starring role of Francis Henshall. His character becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe (Alicia Davies) after being fired from fired from his skiffle band. However it transpires that Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise as her dead brother who was killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers (Patrick Warner). Francis also gains employment under Stanley but must keep his two ‘guvnors’ from meeting so that neither finds out he is working for another employer.

The play also stars Shaun Williamson as Charlie Clench, Emma Barton as Dolly, Jasmyn Banks as Pauline Clench, amongst a host of other actors. One Man, Two Guvnors was written by Richard Bean and is directed by Nick Hytner, featuring songs by Grant Olding. It is based on the 18th century play The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

Tickets are still widely available for the performances at the Mayflower theatre and can be bought here. A £5 student deal is available for the performances on the 2nd and 3rd June. You can also enter our competition to win tickets here.


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