One Man, Two Guvnors is based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with a song and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
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!
The show is presented by local amateur touring theatre company, Mustard Theatre Company, who are performing in eight different venues around Norfolk and Suffolk, in each location for one night only!
Dates and venues as follows:-
Wed 11 July – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Fri 13 July – The Cut, Halesworth
Sat 14 July – The Corn Hall, Diss
Thu 19 July – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich
Fri 20 July – Fisher Theatre, Bungay
Tue 24 July – Beccles Public Hall
Thu 26 July – Norwich Puppet Theatre
Fri 27 July – Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
All performances curtain up 7.30pm, and all tickets £9.00. For more information or to book visit www.mustardtheatrecompany.org.uk.