From The Mountaintop to The Columnist, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
24 Mar 2012

Show: One Man, Two Guvnors
Theatre: Music Box Theatre
Preview: April 6, 2012
Opening: April 18, 2012
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Play by Richard Bean. Direction by Nicholas Hytner.
Original Principal Cast: James Corden as Francis Henshall, Oliver Chris as Stanley Stubbers, Jemima Rooper as Rachel Crabble, Tom Edden as Alfie, Martyn Ellis as Harry Dangle, Trevor Laird as Lloyd Boateng, Claire Lams as Pauline Clench and Fred Ridgeway as Charlie Clench.
Synopsis: According to production notes, "In One Man, Two Guvnors, Corden stars as Francis Henshall [the title's "one man"]. Always-famished and easily-confused, Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding [ the "two guvnors"], both of whom are linked in a tangled web of schemes and romantic associations... none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting while trying to eat anything in sight along the way. Simple. Falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band are just some of what awaits [in the acclaimed] play…"

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