One Man, Two Guvnors brings riotous comedy to Liverpool Playhouse


One Man, Two Guvnors arrives on the Liverpool stage for a two-and-a-half-week run this summer.

The new production of Richard Bean’s smash hit is a collaboration between the Bolton Octagon, Theatre by The Lake and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

It will be staged at the Playhouse from June 29 to July 16.

The riotous comedy is an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 play Servant of Two Masters, with the action transferred from 18th Century Italy to Brighton at the start of the Swinging Sixties.

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs.

What Francis doesn’t know is that his first guvnor, small time crook Roscoe Crabbe, is actually Roscoe’s twin sister Rachel, in disguise as her dead brother, who was killed by her boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers.

To complicate matters further, Francis’ second boss is none other than Stanley Stubbers, on the run and desperate to be reunited with Rachel.

All Francis needs to do is keep his two guvnors apart. What follows is a hilarious mix of slapstick, farce and live music.

One Man, Two Guvnors is at the Liverpool Playhouse from June 29 to July 16. Tickets are on sale from noon on February 15 HERE