Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2024 Events OnTheWight

One Man, Two Guvnors

1 – 4 Feb 2023



29-30 Cross Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2AA

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One Man, Two Guvnors


Two guvnors

From the team who brought the 2016 summer season at Shanklin Theatre, One Man, Two Guvnors returns to the Isle of Wight for one week only!

Holly Downer and Joe Plumb lead a superb cast of local performers in this side-splitting comedy by Richard Bean.

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 the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has 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 reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with songs and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre 17th May 2011 to critical acclaim, before transferring to the West End and embarking on a successful UK tour. It is also shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Best New Play and the Best Night Out Awards.

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