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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding, director Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy stars James Corden as Francis, in his return to the National Theatre for the first time since The History Boys.

One Man, Two Guvnors tells the story of Francis Hensall, who is fired from his skiffle band and becomes 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 his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s 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. Simple.

This performance will be certificated “As Live” and the content has not been viewed by the BBFC. There is no official age restriction but Cornerhouse recommends certificate 12A.