Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 3h 9mins
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic 18th century play The Servant of Two Masters, Richard Bean has transformed this comedy into a delirious English carry-on set in Brighton in 1963. Chaotic scenes and dialogue will leave you helpless with hilarity, the cast enjoying themselves as much as the audience with a script full of wisecracks, sight gags, and fiendish moments of audience participation.
Presiding over the mayhem is Corden as Francis Henshall, a cheeky young lad who finds himself at the mercy of two bosses. Conversing with the audience as if huddled in the local pub, he stumbles clumsily about the stage while catching peanuts in his mouth and at one absurdly amusing bit turns on himself in an identity crisis.
This however, is far from a one-man show. Oliver Chris excels as a demented boarding school toff, while Jemima Rooper is hugely engaging as the heroine – disguised as her nefarious twin brother. Daniel Rigby is superb as a self-aggrandising actor, while Suzie Toase brings a humorous warmth to the stage as Dolly, the woman who falls for Henshall’s curvesome charms.
Please note: Special Event ticket prices apply for these screenings.