Saturday, 22 December 2012
One Man, Two Guvnors at Norwich Theatre Royal
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall 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 second job with one Stanley Stubbers. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. It's that simple or that's what it seems.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a glorious celebration of British comedy with a unique mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Rufus Hound was brilliant and funny in his role as Francis Henshall as he tried to carry out the instructions from both his Guvnors on the south coast in Brighton. The Craze played songs between scenes including The Brighton Line which added to a fine afternoon's entertainment at Norwich Theatre Royal.