Plays by Richard Bean

video One Man, Two Guvnors (NT)

National Theatre
Type: Video

Age recommendation: 12+

Recorded through National Theatre Live on 15th September, 2011.

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.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Tony Award-winning James Corden plays Francis Henshall in the hilarious West End and Broadway hit.

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Dolly: Suzie Toase
Lloyd Boateng: Trevor Laird
Charlie "the Duck" Clench: Fred Ridgeway
Pauline Clench: Claire Lams
Harry Dangle: Martyn Ellis
Alan Dangle: Daniel Rigby
Francis Henshall: James Corden
Rachel Crabbe: Jemima Rooper
Stanley Stubbers: Oliver Chris
Gareth: David Benson
Alfie: Tom Edden
Ensemble: Polly Conway
Ensemble: Derek Elroy
Ensemble: Paul Lancaster
Ensemble: Fergus March
Ensemble: Gareth Mason
Ensemble: Clare Thomson
Ensemble: Jolyon Dixon
Drums: Benjamin Brooker
Bass: Richard Coughlan
Guitar: Philip James
Guitar: Grant Olding

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Author: Richard Bean
Associate Director: Cal McCrystal
Designer: Mark Thompson
Music: Grant Olding
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Fight Director: Kate Waters
Choreographer: Adam Penford