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One Man, Two Guvnors – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty One of the National Theatre’s biggest hits and one of the most popular new plays, One Man Two Guvnors is an adaptation of the 1743 comedy, AServant of Two Masters by Venetian playwright, Carlo Goldoni. The play is currently on its third UK tour and enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation from ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Richard Bean Director &Choreographer: Adam Penford Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors is pantomime for adults, with plenty of farce, slapstick, confusion, and laugh out loud comedy that’ll have you exiting the theatre with a huge grin on your face and a new appreciation for over the ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: John Roberts No one could have imagined when One Man, Two Guvnors premiered at The National Theatre in May 2011 what an international smash-hit it would come to be. Over the past 3 years the show has played all over the world including Broadway and ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Joan Phillips If health and safety laws had existed in the 18th century when this hilarious play was first written then it would never have left the page and made its way to the stage. It would be far too dangerous both for many of the cast and some members of the audience. ...

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One Man Two Guv’nors – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Richard Bean from The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Director: Nicholas Hytner Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is testament to the writing skills of Richard Bean and the supreme talent of the energetic and committed cast that an obscure 18th Century Commedia dell’Arte farce has a packed audience of 21st Century Glaswegians rolling in the ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Bristol Hippodrome

Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Writer: Richard Bean Reviewer: Claire Hayes [Rating:4.5] This latest incarnation of the National Theatre’s big hitting farce is a touring show, with Gavin Spokes taking the lead rôle of Francis Henshall. Based on the 18th century play The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, Richard Bean’s comedy has updated the action ...

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One Man Two Guvnors’ – Mayflower, Southampton

Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Writer: Richard Bean Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage This National Theatre touring production of One Man Two Guvnors’ that ran to great success in London’s West End tonight opened at Southampton’s Mayflower. Gavin Spokes takes the lead as Francis Henshall alongside Shaun Williamson (Charlie Clench), Emma Barton (Dolly), Jasmyn Banks (Pauline Clench) all who ...

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