Preview: One Man, Two Guvnors at Newcastle People’s Theatre
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“I’ve got two jobs! How did that happen? Should be alright – as long as I don’t get confused …”
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
Newcastle People’s Theatre
Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 October 2016
Cocky wide-boy Francis Henshall legs it to Brighton when he’s sacked from his skiffle band.
Ever ravenously hungry and desperate for money, he gets jobs with two very dodgy underworld bosses. Things should be fine as long as they don’t find out about each other, right?
Richard Bean’s award-winning adaptation relocates Carlo Goldini’s 18th century Venetian farce The Servant of Two Masters to 1960s Brighton, losing none of the knockabout pace and comic momentum on the way.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a hilarious romp that has garnered plaudits from the West End to Broadway. So come and be swept along in this heady cocktail of mistaken identity and wise-cracking slapstick, with plenty of pratfalls and a live band along the way!
Richard Gardner (pictured) stars as Francis, the role made famous by James Corden.
This is not Richard’s first time as the hapless chancer, though, having played the part earlier this year with the Queen’s Hall Theatre Club. The Hexham Courant hailed him as “the star of the show”.
Richard says ““I wasn’t ready to retire Francis. It’s the role of a lifetime” so when the opportunity came up to audition for our production, he jumped at it.
This is Richard’s first play with the People’s, but he’s certainly been thrown in at the deep end and is enjoying every moment. “The rehearsal process has been an absolute joy. The People’s works to such a high standard and the members have all been so friendly and welcoming. I’m excited to be given the chance to develop the character further and take it to the stage with new vigour.”
Tickets are selling fast so give the Box Office a call or book online sooner rather than later so you’re not disappointed!
The £1M redevelopment work continues, but the theatre is still very much open!
Customers can book tickets in advance by telephoning the Box Office on 0191 265 5020 (option 2) during opening hours, or go online to www.peoplestheatre.co.uk. Tickets can also be bought in person on the door from an hour prior to the performance starting, subject to availability.