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One Man, Two Guvnors – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Lacey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Francis is easily confused. He used to play washboard in a skiffle band but then the Beatles happened and he was sacked. Hungry and desperate for food, he met Roscoe, a dodgy-looking bloke, who offered him a week’s work as his minder. Which is odd as Roscoe was murdered by the ...

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The Nap – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Ralf Little in Richard Bean’s The Nap at the Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Mark Douet

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Dylan Spokes (Jack O’Connell) is a local lad with a passion for snooker. He hits the big time, but will he win the championships? Will he manage to rise above the rogues in his family and avoid the temptations of match fixing? Now he is reaching the heights, everyone wants a ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One Man, Two Guvnors boisterously burst onto the theatre scene in 2011, playing the West End and Broadway, winning the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and a Tony for James Corden for Best Actor in a Play. Based on a 1743 Italian Commedia del’Arte play, Servant ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Lu Greer   Now on its third tour of the UK, this re-imagining of a classic Commedia dell’Arte, has until this point won over critics left and right as its takes the audience through some of the most chaotic days of Francis Henshall’s (Gavin Spokes) life when he tries ...

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Interview: 10 Minutes with Cal McCrystal

In our second interview from the Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Dracula rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, Director Cal McCrystal, the man behind the physical comedy on shows such as One Man, Two Guv’nors, talks to Glen Pearce about his approach to this particular version ofBram Stoker’s classic. Dracula isn’t normally seen as a comedy so why this particular approach? There ...

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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 – 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- The Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Matthew Jackson Arguably the National Theatre’s most successful production, One Man Two Guvnors is now on its 3rd tour around the UK. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, this production takes the audience on a whirlwind few days through the life of Francis Henshall ...

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