One Man, Two Guvnors

By Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
Derby Theatre Productions , Plays and Drama
Saturday 7 September 2019 - Saturday 28 September 2019
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"Exceptional performances... Virtually everyone was on their feet at the end"
British Theatre Guide
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“The slapstick is military in its precision... old-fashioned hilarity"
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A Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Production

Richard Bean’s smash-hit comedy premieres in Derby for a limited run this Autumn. Directed by Sarah Brigham, featuring a side-splitting mix of slapstick comedy, farce and live music by a talented skiffle band, One Man, Two Guvnors is one great night out.

After being fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall is skint and hungry. He manages to secure a new job as a minder for small time gangster Roscoe Crabbe. What Francis doesn’t know, is his new guvnor is really Roscoe’s sister Rachel in disguise, as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

To further complicate things, Francis nabs a second job working for that very Stanley Stubbers who is hiding from the police. 

All Francis has to do is ensure his two guvnors don’t meet. What could go wrong?

Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, One Man, Two Guvnors has been a runaway hit at the National Theatre, the West End and on Broadway. 

The Rozzers - Skiffle Band

One Man, Two Guvnors features live music from our very own Skiffle Band - The Rozzers. The band will be treating the audience to mini-concerts before the show and during the interval as well as performances throughout the show. Make sure you arrive early!

Behind the Scenes



One Man, Two Guvnors at Derby Theatre

Free Crèche

On Sunday 22 September, the theatre will provide a free crèche on site for those attending the 2:30pm showing of One Man Two Guvnors. The crèche is open to ages 0-12 years and will be available from 2pm until approximately 5pm when the show finishes. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted: Thursday 12 September, 7:30pm & Saturday 14 September, 2:30pm

Audio Described: Wednesday 18 September, 2:30pm & Saturday 28 September, 2:30pm

Dementia Friendly Performance: Wednesday 25 September, 2:30pm

One Man Two Guvnors Dementia Friendly Social: Wednesday 25th September 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Join us before the 2.30pm performance of One Man Two Guvnors for refreshments and music in our foyer in a supportive environment, staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout your visit who are all Dementia Friends.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 28 September, 2:30pm

Meet the Cast

One Man Two Guvnors Cast

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By Richard Bean

With songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Sarah Brigham

Musical Superviser Kelvin Towse

Designer Neil Irish

Running Time: approx 2 hours and 25 minutes (including interval)

Age Guidance: 12+

Contains strong language, sexual references and comedy violence.