Blue Sky Theatre Productions

One Man, Two Guvnors

Richard Bean’s madcap adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters
January 8 – 24, 2021

A laugh-out-loud mix of slapstick, songs and sparkling one-liners

In January 2021 Blue Sky Theatre presented an outdoor performance of one of the most successful comedy adaptations.

Richard Bean’s madcap version of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century comedy, A Servant of Two Masters, is set in Brighton England in 1963.

It tells the story of Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself working for two guvnors. One, Rachel Crabbe, is disguised as her dead gangland twin; the other is a snooty toff, Stanley Stubbers, who not only killed Rachel’s brother but is also her secret lover.

Neither boss is aware the other is in Brighton, as Francis bounces like a shuttlecock between his two bosses trying to please them both. But how long can he keep them apart?

Award-winning director Dave Simms brought together a live skiffle band to join the Blue Sky Theatre’s regular ensemble Simon Barnett, Robert Bell, Joshua Coldwell, Lee Cook, Gary George, Miriam Keane, Steve Marvanek, Ashley Penny, Nicole Rutty, Angela Short, Georgia Stockham, and Leighton Vogt.