Emma O'Neill

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Sunderland Empire Theatre

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One Man Two Guvnors

The award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes Sunderland Empire Theatre in January for a limited run.

The National Theatre show directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be performed from January 20 – 24.

Nicholas Hytner’s production tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. It has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Gavin Spokes will take on the central role of loveable chancer, Francis Henshall with Norman Pace as Charlie Clench. Emma Barton will play Dolly with Jasmyn Banks as Pauline Clench, Alicia Davies as Rachel Crabbe, Michael Dylan as Alfie, Derek Elroy as Lloyd Boateng, Edward Hancock as Alan Dangle and Patrick Warner as Stanley Stubbers.

The acclaimed production is based on Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters and has songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze.

One Man, Two Guvnors at Sunderland Empire January 20- 24. Tickets from £11.90