One Man, Two Guvnors

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Oberon Books, Jun 18, 2012 - Drama - 96 pages

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.

Simple.

Based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, in this new English version by prizewinning 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.

 

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Richard Bean won the George Devine Award 2002, the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2002 and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play 2005. Oberon Books publishes his Plays One, Plays Two, Plays Three, England People Very Nice, The Big Fellah, The Heretic and versions of David Mamet's House of Games and Dion Boucicault's London Assurance. Richard Bean won the George Devine Award 2002, the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2002 and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play 2005. Oberon Books publishes his Plays One, Plays Two, Plays Three, England People Very Nice, The Big Fellah, The Heretic and versions of David Mamet's House of Games and Dion Boucicault's London Assurance.

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