James Corden stars in One Man, Two Guvnors, Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy of sex, food and money.
One Man, Two Guvnors follows Francis Henshall (Corden) who, when he is fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood in Brighton to collect £6000 from his fiancee’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 Henshall spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with 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.
One Man, Two Guvnors premiered at the National Theatre, where it was hugely successful, winning a plethora of five-star reviews and being described as “the feelgood hit of the summer” (Daily Telegraph), “a triumph of visual and verbal comedy” (The Guardian) and “sheer joyous pandemonium” (The Sunday Telegraph).
Corden, who leads the cast of One Man, Two Guvnors, is best known for his screen outings as Smithy in the much-loved TV sitcom Gavin And Stacey, which the talented performer co-wrote with Ruth Jones. His stage credits include The History Boys, in which he performed at the National Theatre, on tour and on Broadway.
One Man, Two Guvnors is directed by Nicholas Hynter, the Director of the National Theatre, whose credits include Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys and The Habit Of Art.
For more about One Man, Two Guvnors at the Adelphi Theatre read the Big Interview with Daniel Rigby.
Cast & Creatives
- James Corden, Oliver Chris, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird, Claire Lams, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby, Jemima Rooper, Suzie Toase
- Based on Carlo Goldoni ‘s The Servant Of Two Masters
- Nicholas Hytner
- Music by
- Grant Olding
- Adam Penford
- Lighting Designer
- Mark Henderson
- Paul Arditti
- Strand, London, WC2E 7NA
- 0844 412 4651
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Covent Garden (400m) Charing Cross/Embankment (300m)
- Nearest bus
- 6, 9, 11,13, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 176
- Nearest train
- Charing Cross (200m)
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- How to book
- Tel: 0870 895 5505 Fax: 020 7379 8447
- Discounts are available for wheelchair users and their companions.
- Limited mobility
- Front section of the Stalls is most accessible area.
- Access description
- The main entrance has a ramp and automatic doors. Box Office counter to the right inside the entrance. No steps to Stalls from foyer. 41 steps up to the Dress Circle; 79 to the Upper Circle. Most staircases are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.
- Hearing impaired
- Williams infra-red system with 10 headsets. Collect from Box Office.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and Front of House staff are happy to dog-sit (maximum 2).
- No steps to Stalls from foyer. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at the back - view slightly restricted. Transfer seating available to any stalls aisle seat. A maximum of 4 wheelchairs can be stored in the cloakroom. Provisions for 4 wheelchairs/scooter transferees per performance - please check when booking.
- Level access to women's toilets in the main entrance foyer and to both men's and women's in the Stalls. Men's and women's toilets available in the Dress Circle foyer area. Access to toilets in the Upper Circle involves a number of steps.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilet by the entrance to the Stalls.
- 4 licensed bars. Jessie Matthews bar down 20 steps from foyer. Vivienne Ellis bar has level access from stalls. Dress Circle bar up 30 steps. Upper Circle bar 63 steps. Limited seating. Drinks can be taken to disabled customers in the auditorium.