One Man, Two Guvnors - Rugby Theatre - The Rugby Observer

One Man, Two Guvnors - Rugby Theatre

Rugby Editorial 1st Apr, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

ONE Man, Two Guvnors – the show that saw Gavin and Stacey star James Corden make it big in America – is coming to Rugby Theatre.

It is one of the first times the award-winning comedy ha been performed by an amateur group in the UK, and opens

for a seven show run at the Henry Street Theatre on Saturday April 9.

Director Robert Sloan said: “It’s wonderful piece of work – part panto, part slapstick, part musical, with a large helping of farce, and with a wonderful energy that has kept us all on our toes all the way through rehearsals.

“It was an award-winner in 2011 at the National Theatre and in the West End starring the brilliant James Corden, and he then took it to Broadway where it was also a runaway success.”

Darren Pratt, last seen as Edna Turnblad in last year’s musical Hairspray, plays the role made famous by Corden.

He is joined by Simon Burne as Charlie Clench, Mark Baird as Stanley Stubbers, and Emma Marshall as Pauline Clench.

Robert added: “We’ve brought in a fight coach to help us with some of the more physical elements of the show, and we have well-known local band The Rattletones on stage with the cast to provide a lovely 1960s vibe.

“They are well known in Rugby for playing fabulous rock ‘n’ roll music – as well as claiming the title of The Naughtiest Outfit in Town!

“It’s been a real joy, as well as a massive challenge, putting it all together, and we’re all really looking forward to getting out there in front of an audience.”

Visit or call 01788 541234 for tickets and further details.


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