NT Live presents: One Man Two Guvnors
Encore screenings of the 7-time Tony Award-nominated One Man, Two Guvnors will take place at the Music Box Theatre Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00pm and Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:30pm.
The Music Box Theatre is proud to welcome return engagements of Tony Nominated One Man Two Guvnors. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. The first season of events, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 165,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries. Encore shows are repeat screenings of the live performances. The performances are recorded and replayed without losing any of their magic and immediacy.
Tickets are $15 in advance, day of purchases are $18
National Theatre Live Presents One Man Two Guvnors
directed by Richard Bean starring James Corden, Jemima Rooper, Oliver Chris in English
One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding.
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 fiancee’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.
In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. James Corden returns to the National for the first time since The History Boys to play Francis.
Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a comedy classic hilariously updated…
—New York Times