One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway Edition): U.S. Edition

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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 fiancée’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. Simple.

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play.‘splendidly silly... One Man is, like Mr. Corden’s grin, both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent.... ideal escapism for anxious times.’ – New York Times

‘deliriously funny’ – Washington Post

‘gobsmackingly funny... this virtuoso banquet of slapstick farce and verbal jousting brings with it a shocking revelation: How starved we were for comedy.’ – Time Out New York


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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.

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