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One Man, Two Guvnors

Author(s): Richard Bean, based on The Servant Of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, songs by Grant Olding

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs.

What Francis doesn’t know is that his first guvnor, small-time crook Roscoe Crabbe, is actually Roscoe’s twin sister Rachel in disguise as her dead brother, who was killed by her boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers. To complicate matters further, Francis’s second boss is none other than Stanley Stubbers, on the run and desperate to be reunited with Rachel.

All Francis needs to do is keep his two guvnors apart. What follows is a mix of slapstick, farce and live music.


Octagon Theatre, Bolton

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