One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
Tuesday 31st August -
Saturday 4th September 2021
7:30pm evenings & Saturday matinee 2:30pm
Halifax Thespians - Main Stage Production
Based on Carlo Goldoni’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ writer Richard Bean’s play is a delight.
Slapstick, silliness, song and satire all come together to create this glorious celebration of British comedy.
It’s 1963 and fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End Hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.
But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Still with me so far?
Holed up at the Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley (Stubbers), who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart … Simples.