One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Fired 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 the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Right?
Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with a live performance by The London Bonnevilles, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
“I've got two jobs! How did that happen? You gotta concentrate ain't ya? With two jobs!.”