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One Man, Two Guvnors – Play Review

17 Sep

One of the best things about going to the theatre is that it provides a good night out and can be quality entertainment. This play does that. It provides a great night out.

Richard Bean has adapted the 1753 play¬†Arlecchino servitore di due padroni which translates to The Servant of Two Masters. The basic plot is the same but scenes have been changed, added and modified to perfection. This play is fantastic! The story follows James Corden playing Francis Henshall, a man who is serving a woman who is disguised as a man (which of course, no one knows). She has returned home to her father disguised as her brother who they had believed to have been murdered. She’s looking for her lover who in fact did murder her brother. Francis then begins to serve for the murderer named Stanley who is a very typical upper-class, boarding school man. It’s all presented much like The Comedy of Errors where no one knows everyone else’s identity but the plot is by no means boring and is carried out with A LOT of humour.

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