National Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Kicks Off UK Tour Tonight at the Lyceum Theatre
The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, opens its brand new national tour at the Lyceum Theatre from today 14 - Saturday 24 May.
One Man, Two Guvnors tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother - who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers - but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
In Nicholas Hytner's five star production, Gavin Spokes (who recently played Parsons in the Almeida/Headlong production of 1984) stars as loveable chancer, Francis Henshall, with Shaun Williamson (best known for playing Barry from EastEnders) playing Charlie Clench. Emma Barton (best known for playing Honey Mitchell in EastEnders) takes on the role of Dolly. Other casting includes Jasmyn Banks (Pauline Clench), Alicia Davies (Rachel Crabbe), Michael Dylan (Alfie), Derek Elroy (Lloyd Boateng), Edward Hancock (Alan Dangle) and Patrick Warner (Stanley Stubbers), with further casting to be announced. Seen by over one million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy, a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, slapstick and glittering one-liners, and featuring live songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze.
One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from tonight 14 - Saturday 24 May. Tickets are priced 18.00 - £32.00 (Family Tickets, concessions, group and school discounts available) and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000, and online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office excluding cash.