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One Man, Two Guvnors Cast & Creative

Sex, food and money are high on the agenda in this English version of a classic Italian comedy. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, but 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 reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Sep. 2, 2012.

Show Overview

About One Man, Two Guvnors

What Is the Story of One Man, Two Guvnors?
In the British seaside town of Brighton, Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. Despondent and desperate for fish and chips, Henshall ends up in the employ of Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time hood from the East End of London. But it turns out that “Roscoe” is really his twin sister Rachel in disguise, because Roscoe was murdered by Rachel’s boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. As fate would have it, Stanley is also hiding out in Brighton and waiting to be reunited with Rachel, and employs Henshall, as well. In order to keep both his jobs Henshall, who is also working on a romance of his own, must keep his two guvnors from discovering each other.


Francis Henshall
Oliver Chris
Stanley Stubbers
Jemima Rooper
Rachel Crabbe
Martyn Ellis
Harry Dangle
Trevor Laird
Lloyd Boateng
Claire Lams
Pauline Clench
Fred Ridgeway
Charlie Clench
Daniel Rigby
Alan Dangle
Suzie Toase


Written by
Richard Bean
Grant Olding
Nicholas Hytner
Set and Costume Designer
Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer
Mark Henderson
Sound Designer
Paul Arditti
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