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Based on Goldoni's 18th-century comedy The Servant of Two Masters
. 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. One Man, Two Guvnors website
.Performers David O'Reilly (Francis Henshall), David Cardy (Charlie), Samantha Hull (Pauline), George Kemp (Stanley), Alice Frankham (Rachel), TJ Holmes (Alfie), Ivan Stott (Harry), Duane Hannibal (Lloyd), Jack Brett (Alan), Craig Armstrong (Gareth), Rosie Strobel (Dolly).
Author Richard Bean. Producer Derby Theatre. Producer Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Music Grant Olding (songs). Director Sarah Brigham. Music Kelvin Towse (musical supervision). Design Neil Irish. Lighting Tim Skelly.
JuJo (10Sep19): Thoroughly recommend the Derby/Hornchurch production. Saw it in Derby on Monday eve and have booked again for next week. Well done all, brill night out.
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