Two Guvnors... one big hit comedy show

One Man Two Guvnors
One Man Two Guvnors

The award-winning hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the Royal & Derngate in Northampton this month.

The National Theatre show, directed by Nicholas Hytner, stars Shaun Williamson (well known as Barry from EastEnders).

The play tells the story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Things get complicated when Francis also takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers, but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart.

The role of Francis is taken by Gavin Spokes, who was at the Royal & Derngate as Mr Toad in The Wind In The Willows last Christmas.

The show, based on Carlo Goldoni’s Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, has been seen by more than one million people.

It is on from Monday, September 22, to Saturday, September 27, at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets – priced from £12 to £33.50 – can be booked by calling 01604 624811 or online at