Theater: One Man, Two Guvnors – West End

Opened: November 21, 2011

Book by: Richard Bean

West End Replacement Cast: Kelly Price, Derek Elroy, Ian Burfield, Rhona Croker, Hugh Sachs, Harry Kershaw, Rufus Hound, Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander, David Benson, Martin Battass, Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan & Aimee Parkes

A hilarious show that follows the typical comedy tropes, One Man, Two Guvnors will have you howling with laughter.

Though down on his luck, Francis Henshall (Rufus Hound) gets separately employed serving two men: gangster Roscoe Crabbe (Amy Cudden) and the high class Stanley Stubbers (Sam Alexander). When his two bosses lives become intertwined, Francis has to figure out how to work for both men without being caught.

What I love about this show is how much the fourth wall is broken. The actors have no issue interacting with audience, often heckling or speaking directly to them. It doesn’t take you out of the show; it only makes it more enjoyable.

British comedian Hound is delightful in the lead role and will have you cracking up as he runs between employers.

Final say: One great show. ★★★★☆

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