One Man, Two Guvnors

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National Theatre Live Encore Series

One Man, Two Guvnors

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 17 August - 31 December 2016

A comedy by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of True Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to Riverside Theatres. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.

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 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.

Captured live on stage in London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Production Images by: Johan Persson

Dates & Times:
Saturday 9 July 1pm
Saturday 16 July 1pm
Saturday 23 July 1pm
Sunday 24 July 1pm

This film is available for schools to select as part of our Screen on Demand program until the 31st December 2016. For more info please click here.


James Corden
Oliver Chris
Jemima Rooper


A comedy by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of True Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Nicholas Hytner

Daily Express


Sunday Times


‘I found myself physically incapable with laughter.
Daily Telegraph

‘A triumph of visual and verbal comedy..’


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Approximately 3 hours (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

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Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
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