Sex, food and money are high on the agenda in One Man, Two Guvnors, an award-winning drama based on a classic Italian comedy that’s on its way to the ADC Theatre.
Sacked 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 has actually been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance to get an extra meal ticket with one Stanley Stubbers, who just happens to be hiding from the police, as he waits to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Easier said than done, perhaps. You’ll have to see it to find out.
Based on The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni, Richard Bean’s English version won the 2011 Evening Standard Best New Play.
Performances at the ADC Theatre, in Cambridge, run from 12 to 16 July at 7.45pm. Tickets are £9-£14.