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One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors Tickets

4.7/5 - based on 136 reviews
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About One Man, Two Guvnors

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

One Man, Two Guvnors description

This is a genuine side-splitting, laugh-a-minute show that delivers a great night out, packed with sparkling banter, hilarious slapstick comedy and funny-bone tickling farce, complete with a live Skiffle band on stage between acts. It’s world class entertainment, a very popular show, so book now and join in the fun!

One Man, Two Guvnors – The story

One Man, Two Guvnors is based on a classic 1700s Italian comedy called The Servant of Two Masters, written by playwright Carlo Goldoni. But the writer of the modern version, Richard Bean has made it his own, bringing the tale to contemporary life by setting it in swinging 1960s Brighton. He has also augmented the original story by adding a ridiculously ancient and doddery character called Alfie and including side splitting running gags about Australians and their ‘love’ of opera.

The main character Francis is obsessed with food, but he’s unemployed. When two employers show an interest at the same time he sees an opportunity to double his wages, but things get tricky when he discovers that two bosses mean twice the amount of work, particularly when one of his new employers turns out to be the daughter of a terrifying East End gangster.

Confusion arises as the luckless Francis forgets which employer wants him to do what, and his grand scheme starts to unravel before his eyes. Can he keep his parallel lives separate for long enough to take his lover to Majorca on a romantic break, or is his greedy goose well and truly cooked?

Buy the soundtrack!

If you love the music, you’ll be able to buy a copy of the sound track, written especially for the show by composer Grant Olding, in the foyer after the show. Expect plenty of audience participation, a wonderfully energetic cast and masses of genuine belly laughs!

One Man, Two Guvnors theatre tickets for every budget

We offer excellent and varied seat and ticket availability, with premium and full price tickets as well as discount One Man, Two Guvnors tickets. There’s something for every budget, so book now and have the time of your theatre-going life.

Rufus Hound will not perform on 13 May 2013 & 24-27 July 2013. Owen Brazendale will be performing in his place.

One Man, Two Guvnors reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 136 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (65%)
Families (67%)
Teenagers (82%)
Couples (91%)
Theatregoers (91%)
Latest customer reviews
Anonymous
Incredibly funny, fast moving show. Very slick.

It was hilarious from start to end. Also had some surprises......

Reviewed on 02 March 2014 by

Anonymous

The funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Loved it!

Reviewed on 27 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Hilarious, fun evening!

One Man Two Guvnors was honestly one of the funniest nights I've had at the theatre for a long time. From the very beginning the audience is introduced to full on hilarious situations in which the main character Francis gets himself into. Very funny and clever script, will have you laughing from the beginning. Went with my dad who is not a theatre person and he thought it was brilliant! Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 27 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent slapstick

A little slow to start but absolutely loved the dinner service sketch

Reviewed on 27 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Laughed til we cried!

Reviewed on 25 February 2014 by

Anonymous
I haven't laughed so much in years

Reviewed on 23 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Slapstick humour -

Good audience participation laughter throughout

Reviewed on 21 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent entertainment

A wonderful show performed by an excellent cast with great music. Well done

Reviewed on 20 February 2014 by

Anonymous
A very funny show!

Loads of laughs!

Reviewed on 20 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Best laugh ever....

Not seen a show for a while, so glad I went to see this - fantastic best laugh I'v had for a long time.

Reviewed on 19 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Side-splitting comedy

Haven't laughed so much for ages!

Reviewed on 18 February 2014 by

Anonymous

Extremely funny and a great light-hearted entertainment.

Reviewed on 17 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Fun afternoon

Reviewed on 17 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Very funny

Reviewed on 11 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Brilliant

Very funny / great acting

Reviewed on 06 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Enormous Fun

Good old fashioned humour which crosses the generation barrier. Not heard of a single person, of any age who did not find it hilarious

Reviewed on 05 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent

Funny, well acted, fast moving.

Reviewed on 03 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Laughing all evening!!

You need to be able to speak english well!!

Reviewed on 27 January 2014 by

Anonymous
One Man, Two GUvonrs - Servant of Two Masters comes to the 1960s

This was simply great fun. Although dependent on stereotypes the physical theatre really lifted the delivery. The meal scene in the Cricketers' Arms was hilarious.

Reviewed on 27 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent night at the theatre

Good night out, excellent acting especially Owain Arthur who made the show a fun night out

Reviewed on 27 January 2014 by

Anonymous
You gotta see it!!!

Great light hearted humour. The cast enjoyed it as much as we did. Great 'ad libs' Brilliant!!!! Don't think too hard about the story line, just enjoy it!

Reviewed on 18 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Review

Great entertainment, fast moving and witty. Good fun!

Reviewed on 14 January 2014 by

Anonymous
From up high

We bought gallery seats, a first time for this and enjoyed the show even from up high. It was , funny, entertaining and excellent value.

Reviewed on 13 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Onewoman,one review

This show was all I had been led to believe it was, and more. Great fun, good music and lots of laughs. View from the 'gods' was fine, and we enjoyed the 'audience participation' A great way to spend New Year's Eve

Reviewed on 07 January 2014 by

Anonymous

Slow and quite unfunny start. Warmed up though. Too much music - and too many bland numbers.

Reviewed on 06 January 2014 by

Anonymous
52nd Birthday Review

Reviewed on 05 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Great fun. Very enjoyable way to spend New Year's Eve

Reviewed on 01 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Old School slapstick Comedy

Reviewed on 23 December 2013 by

Anonymous
david gill birthday trip

Reviewed on 15 December 2013 by

Anonymous
AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++

All round Pantomime fun

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Just Brilliant!

Reviewed on 05 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Misled by reviews

Don't go to see this if you dislike slapstick comedy. It's not at all funny and not at all witty. The actors were fine and other members of the audience seemed to find the play amusing.

Reviewed on 26 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Great night out!

Really loved this show. It was much funnier than I thought it was going to be. The theatre was lovely.

Reviewed on 24 November 2013 by

Anonymous
GKT

Reviewed on 20 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Good times.

Reviewed on 18 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant!

Perfect for introducing teenager to comedy theatre

Reviewed on 17 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Cheered me up

Lovely theatre, we were at the back of the stalls but it was great we did not feel too far back. Loved the comedy and enjoyed watching the actors enjoying themselves too. Good fun, takes you away from troubles of the day.

Reviewed on 14 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Excellent

Reviewed on 10 November 2013 by

Anonymous
a hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable evening

Reviewed on 09 November 2013 by

Anonymous
More like this please

During the first scene I was beginning to think I had made a mistake in booking this as a present for my chap but those thoughts were quickly dispelled and we were soon both howling with laughter . A truly great, fun evening !

Reviewed on 29 October 2013 by

Anonymous
great show

Reviewed on 28 October 2013 by

Anonymous
great show

Reviewed on 28 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Best show in a long time

Well done, one of the best performances I have ever seen! First time in London, what an amazing experience! Thank you

Reviewed on 24 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Three old ladies locked in ........

Oh mg it's slapstick.... Don't do slapstick! However it was a great laugh. ADvise don't do the upper circle if you are over forty!!

Reviewed on 20 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Three old ladies locked in ........

Oh mg it's slapstick.... Don't do slapstick! However it was a great laugh. ADvise don't do the upper circle if you are over forty!!

Reviewed on 20 October 2013 by

Anonymous
One Man, Two Guvnors: an amusing up-dating of an old story.

While the story is not new some of the twists were and even though I was a bit jet lagged I enjoyed it. The use of the 'audience' was good too. While there was a lot of farce and slapstick humour there were a lot of genuinely witty lines in it too. Worth seeing.

Reviewed on 09 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Funny, enjoyable, good night out

Reviewed on 30 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Best comedy i've seen in a long time

Having booked tickets for myself and partner I was rather apprehensive that it would be let-down, I had no need to worry. Rufus Hound in his portrayal of the One Man who has Two Guvnors was brilliant, engaging the audience and improvising brilliantly to create one the best comedies i've seen in a long time. I would recommend the show to anyone that wants to spend hours laughing out loud.

Reviewed on 30 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Laugh out loud

A great piece of British comedy

Reviewed on 29 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Ball bouncingly funny

Reviewed on 24 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Lmfao

Brilliant fun!

Reviewed on 13 August 2013 by

Anonymous
A Tonic

So funny just enjoy a real good feel factor, don't think would appeal to young children

Reviewed on 25 July 2013 by

Anonymous
Be prepared to laugh out loud!

A superb show.

Reviewed on 10 July 2013 by

Anonymous
Fabulous Belly Laugh !!!!

Reviewed on 08 July 2013 by

Anonymous

Rufus Hound was very funny extremely when talking to members of audience.

Reviewed on 04 July 2013 by

Anonymous
Many laughs to be had

Loved the humor and the talent of the actors! Very funny and so well done :)

Reviewed on 30 June 2013 by

Anonymous

We had a fantastic time. We needed a lift from the hard times in life, this really made us laugh. All cast was great. Thank you very much

Reviewed on 30 June 2013 by

Anonymous
A fun show

The humour derives from slapstick rather than wit. It's a nice piece of escapist good fun:- enjoy it for what it is.

Reviewed on 26 June 2013 by

Anonymous
A good laugh

Reviewed on 25 June 2013 by

Anonymous
martin barrasss

martin barrass is a very hard working actor and it is nice to see him having some success in london

Reviewed on 10 May 2013 by

Anonymous
Laughing all the Way

I enjoyed the show because i love to laugh and be entertained.

Reviewed on 07 May 2013 by

Anonymous
Gaye's view

I went with my fridn and our 2 teenage daughters aged 17. We found it thoroughly entertaining and hilarious, especially the impromptu parts involving audience members.

Reviewed on 31 March 2013 by

Anonymous
Silly, but very funny

Reviewed on 13 March 2013 by

Anonymous
Poor quality jokes

Having read many positive reviews prior to seeing the show I was really disappointed. The homour is very basic, most jokes are vulgar, of poor quality and low taste.

Reviewed on 12 March 2013 by

Anonymous
A great night out - real laugh out loud comedy

Wasnt sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. Rufus Hound was brilliant as was the rest of the cast. Great music, acting, audience participation and ad libbing with the audience by Rufus. Thoroughly recommend the show

Reviewed on 06 March 2013 by

Anonymous
One man, two governors, hundred laughs

Fast, punchy , farcical, funny

Reviewed on 08 February 2013 by

Anonymous
Hilarious!

Reviewed on 21 January 2013 by

Anonymous
Farce or Panto?

Good laugh, weak story but cast made the show

Reviewed on 17 January 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic evening out

Modern take on restoration/ slap stick comedy.. genuinely very funny, a gem

Reviewed on 11 January 2013 by

Anonymous
One servant review

A brilliant production which not only is a beautiful adaptation of comedie del but also a very side splittingly funny show.

Reviewed on 01 January 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant!

Great show that will keep you entertained and laughing for an evening. Light entertainment.

Reviewed on 18 December 2012 by

Anonymous
A laugh a minute

A hilarious night. I loved the whole show

Reviewed on 07 December 2012 by

Anonymous
A great night out

Reviewed on 02 December 2012 by

Anonymous
harlequin comes to london 2012

wonderful reworking of the commedia dell'arte in seedy 1960's Brighton. Misunderstandings and sexual innuendo, huge physical energy and jusst very very funny.

Reviewed on 10 November 2012 by

Anonymous
ONE MAN FARCE

OVER RATED - HUGH CORNWALL IS NO ACTOR - JODY PRENGER EXCELLENT

Reviewed on 31 October 2012 by

Anonymous
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Reviewed on 25 October 2012 by

Anonymous
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Reviewed on 25 October 2012 by

Anonymous
One Man Two Guvnors - excellent!

The show was really really great! Although i will say the seats in the gallery are really quite cramped and not the most comfortable! this aside - the show was brilliant

Reviewed on 24 October 2012 by

Anonymous
side splittingly funny

I love farce and there was some hilarious audience participation. excellent music- what a band!

Reviewed on 21 October 2012 by

Anonymous
One man, two gouvners is brilliant

If you haven't pissed your pants from laughing, you've done something wrong!

Reviewed on 13 October 2012 by

Anonymous
One man two happy theatregoers

Funny and engaging light hearted entertainment. Sit on the front row if you are brave.

Reviewed on 07 October 2012 by

Anonymous
The best Show i have ever seen

Reviewed on 06 October 2012 by

Anonymous
One Man Review

Reviewed on 03 October 2012 by

Anonymous
Hilarious night out!

Thoroughly enjoyable night out. This show has literally a laugh a minute!

Reviewed on 16 September 2012 by

Anonymous
Brilliant night!

Reviewed on 14 September 2012 by

Anonymous
My face ached

An uproariously funny play where we were never quite sure which bits were scripted and which were ad libs. There was some brilliant acting and hilarious lines....interspersed with some good live sixties style music...an experience to be remembered..

Reviewed on 13 September 2012 by

Anonymous
Too hot

It was difficult to concentrate on the show as the theatre was SO HOT. It was a shame that the cast wre excellent, the storyline good and the production first class but it was just so uncomfortable and sleep inducing.

Reviewed on 12 September 2012 by

Anonymous
One man, two guvnors - five stars

The show was excellent. Owain Arthur was brilliant in the lead role and was ably supported by a multi-talented cast. The script was witty and the slapstick second to none. Owain Arthur had the audience in the palm of his hand and was utterly charming. I would recommend this show to anyone who has a desire to be genuinely entertained by wonderful comic actors.

Reviewed on 10 September 2012 by

Anonymous
The funniest show I have ever seen!!

I loved this show - this is the second time I have seen it - this cast is just as good as the original

Reviewed on 06 September 2012 by

Anonymous
fantastic show

laugh a minute

Reviewed on 31 August 2012 by

Anonymous
Laughed do much my face hurt

Reviewed on 26 August 2012 by

Anonymous
Excellent fun

Reviewed on 18 August 2012 by

Anonymous
Good old fashioned humour

Great belly laughs but might be difficult for some non British to understand some of the jokes. Overall still worth it though.

Reviewed on 17 August 2012 by

Anonymous
one man

The first ten minutes were slightly twee, but then it became hilarious and very Tongue in cheek with actors becoming musicians etc, it was extremely funny in many parts, definitely worth seeing. Would have loved to have seen James Corden, although the current actor was still very good.

Reviewed on 10 August 2012 by

Anonymous
Exceeded expectations

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and we both really enjoyed the show. Funny and involved the audience. Dare I say adult panto!?!

Reviewed on 02 August 2012 by

Anonymous
Go and see it

Reviewed on 01 August 2012 by

Anonymous
I wasn't interested in going but my son wanted to and I loved it

Simply hilarious.

Reviewed on 01 August 2012 by