One Man, Two Guvnors

Author(s): Richard Bean


Nominated for seven 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.
Winner -
2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play
Winner -
2011 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Nominee -
2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play
This hilarious adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's classic play The Servant of Two Masters was hailed as the funniest comedy to grace London's West End in years, earning a bevy of five-star reviews. In Richard Bean's side-splitting take on Goldoni's comic gem, falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fantastic onstage band are just a few of delights that await at the most "deliriously funny" ("Daily Telegraph")play to cross the pond in decades.


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""One Man" is....both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent. Letting loose and neutralizing all sorts of demons, it's ideal escapism for anxious times." - "New York Times"
"The National Theatre is on a roll unmatched in its nearly fifty-year history. The longest sustained laugh I've heard in years of theatre-going." - "New Yorker"
"A hilarious tour de farce. These guys just want one thing, and it's to make us laugh. They succeed brilliantly." - "New York Post"
"****! Gobsmackingly funny!!" "Time Out New York"
"Gut-achingly good. I cannot remember the last time two hours of dramatic foolishness, lacking the slightest microscopic particle of redeeming social value, filled me with so much bliss." - "Washington Post"
""One Man, Two Guvnors" is 1,000 laughs! So memorably hilarious that it could be deemed a two-hanky weepie--for tears of laughter!" "Associated Press"
"Grade: A! A larf-out-loud theatrical hubbub just as sparkling and marvelous as rapturous London reviews have promised." - "Entertainment Weekly"
"The most criminally funny theatre I've ever seen. If you're not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication." - "The Hollywood Reporter"
"Officially the funniest play on the planet." - "Daily Mail"
"I laughed my head off. The man next to me was so convulsed with laughter that I feared his going into cardiac arrest." - "Financial Times"
"Deliriously funny." - "Vogue"
"A triumph of visual and verbal comedy... One of the funniest productions in the National Theatre's history." - "Guardian" (London)
"Bean shows that there's no end to his talents... It's been a while since the National, or any other theatre, had us rolling in the aisles at such sheer, joyous pandemonium." - "Sunday Times" (London)
"Richard Bean's delicious reworking of "Servant Of Two Masters" ... seems even better in its new West End incarnation... Fresh from winning [the

General Fields

  • : 9781849433846
  • : Oberon Books Ltd
  • : Oberon Books Ltd
  • : April 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Bean
  • : Paperback
  • : Broadway ed
  • : 822.92
  • : 96