One Man, Two Guvnors, the hit West End comedy which originally starred James Corden as a hapless Essex chancer coping with the demands of two bosses, receives its amateur premiere this August in Earlsfield, thanks to Putney Light Operatic Society (PLOS).
This will be the first time One Man, Two Guvnors has been performed in the area since it ended its successful West End run.
The play marks a directorial debut for Liam Walls, who recently won plaudits for his performance as Dame Patti Cakes in the society’s popular Christmas pantomime, Puss in Boots. Liam is joined by Assistant Director and Producer Kimberley MacFarlane, a dramatic arts graduate from Roehampton University, who is beginning her professional career in theatre production.
Director, Liam Walls said:
“We are really excited to be bringing this hilarious play to the stage, and we’ve assembled an exceedingly talented cast to bring it to life. If the performances are even half as much fun as we’ve been having in rehearsals then the audience is in for a real treat. If any members of the audience don’t laugh they may have a serious condition and should seek medical help immediately.”
PLOS Chairman, Patrick Harrison said:
“As our company has grown and attracted new members from different backgrounds, we’ve wanted to explore different types of performance and respond to the desire from our members and supporters to produce plays. When the opportunity to perform One Man, Two Guvnors came along, we couldn’t miss out on this chance to bring it to local audiences for the first time, and we’re thrilled that we’ve been chosen as the first society in the area to perform it. It’s a real vote of confidence in our abilities.”
Inspired by Carlo Goldoni’s 18th Century classic comedy ‘A servant of two masters,’ this play is filled with a mix of physical comedy, flamboyant characters, incredible one-liners, satire and live music making it the ultimate celebration of British Comedy.
One Man, Two Guvnors plays at Burntwood School Theatre in Earlsfield, from Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 August. Performances are at 7:30pm, with a 2:45pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets are available now, with special discounts available until 31 July 2015.
Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/PLOS or from the PLOS Box Office, Tel: 07594 464 799.