Phil Cornwell and Rhona Croker will join the West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors on September 3 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Cornwell and Croker will assume the roles of Charlie and Pauline, respectively, through January 12, 2013.
Sex, food and money are high on the agenda in Richard Bean's adaptation of the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood. However, Roscoe is really his sister, Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis 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.
Cornwell is best known for the BBC’s Stella Street. His other television credits include Dead Ringers, I am Alan Partridge, The Comic Strip Presents, Doctor Who, Dunkirk and The Glam Metal. His stage credits include Detectives, In Basildon and The Village Bike.
Croker’s stage credits include The Roman Bath, The Hub, Pot Noodle: The Musical, Cinderella and Twelfth Night. Her television and film credits include The Wrong Door, Watson and Oliver and Prometheus.
One Man, Two Guvnors currently stars Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall, Jodie Prenger as Dolly, Martin Barrass as Alfie, David Benson as Gareth, Nigel Betts as Harry, Derek Elroy as Lloyd, Daniel Ings as Alan, Ben Mansfield as Stanley Stubbers and Gemma Whelan as Rachel Crabbe. Gavin Spokes will join ensemble members Robin Berry, Gillian Budd, Andrew Dennis, Laura Matthews and Richard Shanks.