I missed the NT Live showing of this in Ipswich a couple of years ago so I was really looking forward to seeing the show and I wasn't disappointed.
Based upon The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldini One Man, Two Guvnors is a comedy of full of farce, slapstick, witty one-liners and songs. The music is written and played by the skiffle band The Craze.
Francis Henshall was sacked by his skiffle band so takes up the position of minder to Roscoe Crabbe, but Roscoe is actually Rachel secretly posing as Roscoe after he was killed by her posh twit boyfriend Stanley. Francis also ends up taking a job with Stanley but has to keep his two guvnors apart. Easy, eh?!
|Emma Barton (Dolly) and Gavin Spokes (Francis)|
I, and many others, laughed until we cried. My first port of call during the interval was to fix my make up!
A special mention has to go to Michael Dylan, who played the doddery old waiter Alfie. His physical comedy was superb.
|Michael Dylan (Alfie)|
I can't recommend the show enough and I would happily watch it again and again. There are still a few tickets left for the Norwich run of One Man, Two Guvnors before they're off to High Wycombe.