PREVIEW – One Man, Two Guvnors featuring Rufus Hound

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ACTOR, stand-up comedian and presenter Rufus Hound will lead the cast in Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors for its second UK tour in autumn 2012.

Rufus will play the lead role of Francis Henshall when it comes to Newcastle in November.

He is best known as a comedian and TV and radio personality, where his work includes seven series of the award-winning Celebrity Juice, the BBC sitcom Hounded, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the forthcoming primetime comedy show Mad Mad World.

One Man, Two Guvnors won the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best New Play.

In Richard Bean’s version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.

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 his fiancee’s dad.

But Roscoe is really his sister 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 reunited with Rachel.

To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.

Tickets are £9 - £30 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21.