Two Eastenders favourites will be treading the boards at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this March as the National Theatre’s award-winning comedy, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, ends its 37 city tour of the UK & Ireland here in the Black Country.
Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton, probably best known for their roles as Barry Evans and Honey Mitchell in EastEnders, will play Charlie Clench and Dolly alongside Gavin Spokes in the central role of loveable chancer Francis Henshall.
Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally-acclaimed smash-hit, hailed as ‘the funniest show on the planet’ by The Mail and a ‘comic classic’ by The Guardian is based on Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters and has songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze.
And we’re thrilled that it’s coming to a theatre near us!
Nicholas Hytner’s five star production tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart.
It has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
The show runs from Tuesday 17th March to Saturday 21st March.