National Theatre Live Presents One Man Two Guvnors
A film by Richard Bean
Starring James Corden, Jemima Rooper, Oliver Chris
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
- Production Year
- Running Time
- 180 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
- Saturday, Jun 16, 2012
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