One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, Two Guvnors
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
25 Nov 2016 to 10 Dec 2016
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at
Duration - 120 mins

A QUEST for fish, chips and mushy peas in the 1960s leads to a hilarious and politically incorrect caper at Melville Theatre this November and December.

Written by Richard Bean and directed by Vanessa Jensen, One Man, Two Guvnors is based on the most famous of Carlo Goldoni’s works, A Servant of Two Masters, originally written in the 1740s.

In this modern take on the tale, first staged in 2011, one man in the British seaside town of Brighton serves two criminal bosses and has to keep them apart – while desperate for food and trying to woo a woman at the same time.

“It’s silly, outrageous fun!” Jensen said. “But producing a play that was originally written and produced by the National Theatre in London was always going to be tricky.

“You have to take the big set, big effects and big budget and put them on a small stage with a not-so-big budget. 

“And there’s the whole James Corden thing – the host of The Late Late Show and Carpool Karaoke played the lead in the original N ...more
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