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One Man, Two Guvnors“If you’re not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication.” – The Hollywood Reporter. Set in the 1960s, One Man, Two Guvnors is Richard Bean’s hilarious rewrite of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century Italianfarce, Servant of Two Masters. As the story unfolds, Francis Henshall has recently been fired from his skiffle band and in order to feed his appetite for fish & chips, finds himself working for two different bosses. To keep things afloat Francis tries desperately to keep the two bosses or “guvnors” from knowing about each other. The plot thickens as one of the guvnors, Rachel, is disguised as her dead brother and is in love with the other guvnor, Stanley, who just so happens to be her brother’s killer.

A plethora of shenanigans, pratfalls, and music abound in this raucous, slapstick comedy. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, One Man, Two Guvnors features original music by Grant Olding performed live by a skiffle band during the performance.

Directed by John Seibert with music direction by Howard Cass, performances will be in the Quirk Theatre on April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7pm and April 10 & 17 at 2pm. Recommended for ages 13+.