One Man, Two Guvnors is a play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters, a 1743 Commedia dell’arte style comedy play by the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni. It replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963. With James Corden in the lead role, the play opened at the National Theatre in 2011, toured in the UK and then opened in the West End in November 2011, with a subsequent Broadway opening in April 2012. The second tour was launched six months later, playing the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The London production closed in March 2014, before a third tour of the UK began in May 2014.
This critically-acclaimed play, which has songs by Grant Olding, has recently been released for amateur companies and producer Philip Wells hopes that it will appeal to local audiences. Production dates at The Guildhall, Chard are likely to be Thursday & Friday 17th & 18th March.
An initial read through will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th December at the Methodist Rooms in Combe St. Nicholas. Auditions/casting will take place after Christmas with rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays. A synopsis and the cast list can be found here