National Theatre of Great Britain Great Britain

The funniest show on the planet.

Daily Mail

The Westpac Season of One Man, Two Guvnors promises to be a smash-hit.

Within days of opening on the West End it received five-star reviews from a raft of London newspapers. Broadway critics were equally wowed. Now it's time for Auckland to experience the best of Britain.

A glorious homage to British comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors happily hijacks the commedia dell'arte plot of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters. Fired from his skiffle band, broke and hungry, the hapless Francis Henshall ("one man") offers his services as a minder to both Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers ("two guvnors"). But Francis' guvs are mixed up in so many schemes, extortions and clandestine dealings that our man is left in the middle of a very definite muddle. Solution? Do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting. Simple? Not really.

Saturated with satire, slapstick, sing-alongs and Python-esque absurdity, One Man, Two Guvnors had everyone buckled over in fits of laughter during its West End and Broadway seasons.  You too will be laughing long after you've left the theatre.

Tag along with Francis to 1960s Brighton, England - lovingly recreated in all its groovy glory by the brilliant writing of Richard Bean, the remarkable direction of Nicholas Hytner and with an energetic, original score from fabulous on-stage skiffle band, The Craze.

Get in fast, get in early and get ready to laugh 'til it hurts!


# In a nutshell: Laugh-out-loud comedy, five-star performances, toe-tapping live music.

A new play by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding


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