FROM THE BARN THEATRE ARCHIVE

Barn Theatre Club presents

Barn Theatre Production Graphic

One Man, Two Guvnors

19th – 28th January 2017

The funniest play in the universe

This is a special notice 1...something that may be of interest to an audience

One Man, Two GuvnorsOne Man, Two Guvnors is part play, part show – and totally hilarious. It is a form of commedia dell’arte (or improvised comedy) where the actors are given certain character types and situations and asked to improvise.

The play is based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters written in 1746 by Carlo Goldoni. Goldoni was, single-handedly, instrumental in generating a new form of theatre by adapting the traditions of commedia and placing them in the more structured format of a play.

In this version by prize-winning playwright Richard Bean, sex, food and money are high on the agenda and belly-laughs are widespread and wonderful.

In summary: it’s 1963 and, after being fired from his skiffle band, our hapless hero 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 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 re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart – all of which leads to an evening of hilarious farce and mischief.

One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. Following this it transferred to Broadway to even more acclaim and a Tony award. It won the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best New Play with the Daily Mail calling it ‘the funniest play in the world’.


This amateur production of “One Man Two Guvnors” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Tickets

Tickets are now available for just £12. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Meal deal

Take advantage of our £26 meal deal with Terranova Italian Restaurant in Stanborough Park which includes a 2-course, pre-show meal from the set menu with a glass of wine and a ticket for the show. Download the menu

Not available Sundays and Mondays.

Part of the Barn’s 2016-2017 Season.

Join the 'Friends of the Barn' Email List

You may UNSUBSCRIBE at ANY time via the link contained in every email we send out.

We collect and process your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Notice

© 1960 - 2021 Barn Theatre Trust Limited, Barn Close, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6ST

Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in London, No. 1604619 Registered charity No. 284143

 

WE'RE Here To HELP

Do you have a question?

Feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

If you need to contact a specific departmant eg. Box Office, go to the About Us page and you’ll see them listed there.