The Mustard Theatre Company’s production of the hit West End & Broadway comedy, by Richard Bean is set in Brighton in the 1960s.
Chaos ensues, as the bumbling Francis Henshall attempts to keep apart his two guvnors: Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class criminal.
This award winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy, laugh out loud satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
You can see it at Beccles Public Hall on Tuesday 24 July, 7:30pm (Doors open 7pm)
Tickets £9. Don’t miss!! 🙂
Tickets can be purchased from the Beccles Public Hall box office, open Mon – Sat, 10am – 3pm, by ringing 01502 770060 or by visiting www.becclespublichall.co.uk
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
‘The funniest show in the western world’ Daily Mail
Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with a song and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
Dates and venues:
Wed 11 July John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Fri 13 July The Cut, Halesworth
Sat 14 July The Corn Hall, Diss
Thu 19 July Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich
Fri 20 July Fisher Theatre, Bungay
Tue 24 July Beccles Public Hall
Thu 26 July Norwich Puppet Theatre
Fri 27 July Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
All tickets £9.00
All performances curtain up 7.30pm
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One Man, Two Guvnors is a fast-paced, hilarious farce that follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Down on his luck and permanently hungry, Francis suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses.
His first guvnor is Roscoe Crabbe, a revered London gangster who has, apparently, come to Brighton to claim money owed to him by his fiancée’s father, Charlie Clench. However, it soon becomes clear that Roscoe is, in fact, his twin sister Rachel Crabbe in disguise. Roscoe was killed by Rachel’s boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers, and she wants the money to flee the country with Stanley. Unfortunately for Francis, his second boss is Stanley, who does not know that Rachel is in Brighton. Stanley is hiding from the police, waiting to be reunited with Rachel.
To prevent discovery and earn money from both guvnors, Francis must keep Rachel and Stanley apart. To aid him in his quest, Francis enlists help from the audience and frequently brings unsuspecting audience members up on to the stage to do his job for him.
Meanwhile, Roscoe’s fiancée and Charlie’s daughter, Pauline Clench, must keep Rachel’s disguise a secret, risking her own future happiness with wannabe thespian, Alan Dangle. As Francis’s world plunges into further mayhem and confusion, his attempts to woo Dolly, Charlie’s bookkeeper, go awry and he must prove to her that he is a good, honest man.
Believing Stanley to be dead, Rachel finally ditches her disguise, but she is soon reunited with her lover.
Normality is restored as Francis plans to take Dolly on holiday to Majorca, Pauline and Alan are reunited, and Rachel and Stanley decide to marry and turn themselves in to the police.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a rollicking farce, which often breaks the fourth wall, as Francis enlists the aid of willing and unwilling audience members in his quest to serve two masters and finally get a good meal.
Mixed age CLASSES
Peewee 5-11, Junior 12-16, Adult 17-39
& ‘Old Tigers’ 40+:
on Monday and Thursday evenings
7 to 8.30pm