Culture at Cinema: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

A scene from the production of 'One Man, Two Guvnors.'

Fans of both the stage and screen will get the best of both worlds on July 16, when “One Man, Two Guvnors” is shown at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6.

The National Theatre staged Richard Bean’s hilarious adaptation of “The Servant of Two Masters” by the Italian playwright, Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), to rave reviews. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963.

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, the uproarious “One Man, Two Guvnors” was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.


Getting to grips with a dustbin lid. - Photo: Johan Persson
Getting to grips with a dustbin lid. – Photo: Johan Persson

James Corden

James Corden studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior School, near High Wycombe. He says he had very little academic ambition from an early age and turned to acting as a career.

After great success in the U.K. with the hit show “Gavin & Stacey,” he found fame as a stage actor in 2011 in the acclaimed farce “One Man, Two Guvnors,” transferring with it from London to Broadway, thus beginning transatlantic success topped in 2015 when he became the host of CBS’s “The Late, Late Show.”


“James Corden is a hit” – Sunday Times

“A golden production” – Evening Standard

“Forget your cares at the funniest show in town” – Daily Telegraph

Tickets can be bought at the Regal Camana Bay box office and are $40 each, including a glass of bubbly. There is a licensed bar on the premises, so therefore only 18 years and older will be admitted. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 8 p.m.

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