Promising a hilarious remedy for the mid-winter doldrums, the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors. Set in 1960s Brighton, the uproarious British comedy follows Francis Henshall who becomes separately employed by two men and desperately tries to keep the two from meeting. As Henshall works hard to keep the two apart, we soon find out that not everything is as it seems.
Here are five reasons we think you should go:
1. The play was named 2011’s best new play at both the Evening Standard Awards and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in London.
2. The show features a unique blend of satire, songs, slapstick, and sparkling wit (and we love alliteration).
3. The show features a live band led by the talented Anton Lipovetsky playing early music from The Beatles .
4. Andrew McNee, one of our city’s finest comedic actors, takes on the role of the hapless Henshell.
5. It is an English update of the Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters (Il servitore di due padroni) with its roots in Commedia dell’ Arte.
One Man, Two Guvnors plays the Arts Club Stanley Theatre until February 22. Visit http://artsclub.com for tickets and information.