One Man Two Guvnors Review


One Man Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean

Lowry Theatre, Manchester 
8 – 19th January 2013

Reviewed by Debbie Tasker

I had heard great reviews about this slapstick British comedy, but am never sure if they are totally truthful, I can honestly say they are in this case!

From the minute you walk into the theatre you just know that it is going to be a fun night, on arrival there is a  60s skiffle band (craze) on stage to entertain you, a great group who also bridge the scene changes and play in the interval.

I do think you have to concentrate a little at the start to understand the clever and amusing plot, but there again the story line doesn't matter too much as it is a laugh a minute farce to escape from the dull January nights.

Rufus Hound (Celebrity Juice) plays Francis Henshall the man with two guvnors, with his cheeky grin and comic timing he does so with ease. He really did have me in stitches  on many occasions. Jodie Pregner (winner of I'd Do Anything) is Dolly the busty lusty book keeper. Again this part seems like it was wrote especially for her, she also gets to show off her fantastic singing voice on a few occasions. The whole cast is fabulous and there is no weakest link, each actor bringing their own character to life excellently. The old waiter is brilliant touch. As is the audience participation and the way the cast ad lib.

With a cast second to none, great sets and costumes, and a superb band this is uplifting farce you must see.

Tickets cost from £18-£28.

Rating: 5/5

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