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One Man, Two Guvnors (2011)

by Richard Bean

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Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect a debt 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 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.… (more)
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This play is an impossible to dislike work. It is charming, funny, and weird enough to satisfy the most particular of theatre patrons - and readers. And having seen it recently, it was a better read, because I was curious to see just how much of what was in the performance was ad lib - it was more than I realized, but a lot of the funniest bits are in there. Don't miss it. You deserve a belly laugh. ( )
  Devil_llama | Oct 13, 2019 |
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Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect a debt 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 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.

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