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Knox Grammar School - 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

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The 2023 Senior Play (Yr 10, 11 & 12) is ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean and based on a book by Carlo Goldoni, performing in The Drama Theatre on 19, 20 & 21 October, 2023.

One Man, Two Guvnors is a fast-paced, hilarious farce that follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Down on his luck and permanently hungry, Francis suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has 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 Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, love, food and money are high on the agenda.  One Man, Two Guvnors is a rollicking farce, which often breaks the ‘fourth wall’, as Francis enlists the aid of willing and unwilling audience members in his quest to serve two masters and finally get a good meal.

'One Man, Two Guvnors'
Venue:     Drama Theatre, JAPAC, Knox Grammar School
Address:   7 Woodville Avenue, Wahroonga
Dates:     19, 20 & 21 October, 2023
Time:      7pm - 9:30pm

Tickets available for purchase from 9am, Monday 2nd October, 2023

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