Rufus Hound to play lead role in One Man, Two Guvnors
The smash hit One Man Two Guvnors is coming to The Grand from 27 November and it has just been announced that actor, stand-up comedian and presenter Rufus Hound is to take the lead role of Francis Henshall!Rufus Hound’s work includes seven series of the award-winning Celebrity Juice, the BBC sitcom Hounded, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the forthcoming primetime comedy show Mad Mad World(ITV1).
He is also no stranger to radio and his work includes Act Your Age and My Teenage Diary for Radio 4, as well as his own comedy show What’s So Funny. He is currently making his professional stage debut in Utopia at The Soho Theatre, while film credits include My Big Fat Gypsy Gangster and the forthcoming films Wedding Video and Wingman, both scheduled for release later this year. He comes to The Grand on 27 November!
Based on the 1743 Italian play Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, One Man, Two Guvnors replaces Italy and the 200 year-old time-period with 1960s Brighton, updating the classic story. Written by Richard Bean and directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner this award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
In Richard Bean’s award-winning version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, Rufus Hound will play Francis Henshall. When he is fired from his skiffle band he becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad… but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother…who’s 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 re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
For more information or to book tickets for this show visit the show page at blackpoolgrand.co.uk/shows/performance/one-man-two-guvnors
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