Review: One Man, Two Guvnors @ Blackpool Grand Theatre

First published in What's on in Lancashire Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy News Editor

LOVE stories, murder plots and the search for a missing’s all in the newest show to take to the stage of Blackpool's Grand Theatre.

Starring Lancashire sensation Jodie Prenger and TV funny man Rufus Hound, One Man, Two Guvnors, literally has something for everyone.

Running until December 1, the hilarious slap-stick comedy, boasts outstanding star performances and a brilliant plot all punctuated by the live rockabilly sounds band “The Craze”.

Based on the 1743 Italian play Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, One Man, Two Guvnors replaces Italy and the 200 year-old time-period with 1960s Brighton, updating the classic story.

Written by Richard Bean and directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner this award-winning play is a celebration of British comedy.

Hound plays Francis Henshall who becomes a 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 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.

This show has all the ingredients that make it an award winning must see hit.

To book visit or call the box office on 01253 743339.

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