Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849430296
Binding: PaperBack

One Man, Two Guvnors

Richard Bean

PaperBack (12 May 2011)

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall 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.


Based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, in this new English version by prize winning playwright Richard Bean, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.

Winner of the both 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Best New Play & Critic's Circle Best New Play awards.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781849430296
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Bean's delicious reworking of Servant Of Two Masters... is an astonishing tour de force' Evening Standard

'For almost three blissful hours cares are forgotten and gnawing anxieties put aside as you surrender to great waves of healing laughter. It is absolute bliss. [Bean’s] script is a bang-on-the-money mixture of wisecracks, sight gags, and fiendish moments of audience participation.' Telegraph

'The show, in short, is a tonic which confirms Eric Bentley's point that farce is the quintessence of theatre and which combines a tightly-written text with the gaiety of popular entertainment.' Guardian

'The most perfect seasonal entertainment' What’s On Stage

'You would had to have had a humour by-pass not to enjoy it.' 5 stars Guardian

'The funniest show in town' 5 stars Telegraph