Monday, December 4, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors review at Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham – ‘an inconsistent, unfunny staging’ by Ben Kulvichit

Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, with its blend of commedia dell’arte and British farce, was a hit when it

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Young Marx, Bridge Theatre, London, review: Rory Kinnear is on glorious form here by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr open the doors to their brand new theatre with a show that reunites the team behind one of the biggest smashes of that era - 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Young Marx, Bridge Theatre, review - fast-moving, but over-complicated by Aleks.sierz

Brand-new London theatre is wonderful, but its first show is disappointingGiven the rather uneven record of the National Theatre at the moment, there’s already a certain nostalgia for the …

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors - review by Michael Billington

Lyttelton, LondonIn 1746, Carlo Goldoni wrote a classic comedy normally translated as The Servant of Two Masters. Richard Bean has used it for a riotous farce combining the original's struct…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors review at Blackwood Miners’ Institute – ‘hilarious slapstick’ by Jafar Iqbal

High-energy, fast-paced comedies are a hallmark of Black Rat Productions’ back catalogue, so it’s no surprise that it sticks to the genre

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Silver Spring Stage by Elle Marie Sullivan

Humans have been laughing at the same things for centuries. Specifically, vices such as lying, greed, and lust, have been central themes of comedy since the ancient Greeks. “One Man, T…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors review at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne – ‘summer fun’ by Paul Lucas-Scott

Richard Bean’s repurposing of the commedia dell’arte play by Carlo Goldoni is a superb piece of comedy theatre. It premiered at the

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

One Man, Two Guvnors directed by William T. Fleming and produced by Karen Flemling is now playing at Silver Spring Stage. This play is a British farce by Richard Bean, based on The Servant o…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Kiss Me and Voices of the Amazon: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

Richard Bean’s tale of war, loss and reproduction enters its final week, while Sadler’s Wells hosts Sisters Grimm’s river-inspired production1 Kiss MeRichard Bean is best known for the…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kiss Me, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Claire Lams is enchanting as Stephanie by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Richard Bean's two-hander 'Kiss Me' about a woman in 1929 desperate for a baby who has a brief encounter with a sperm donor is strikingly different from his mega-hit 'One…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kiss Me review – Richard Bean's tender two-hander keeps you guessing by Lyn Gardner

Trafalgar Studios, LondonThe One Man, Two Guvnors playwright has crafted a quietly funny, postwar drama about fertility, sex and survivalThere is the kiss of death and there is the kiss of l…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Anna Ledwich: Being seduced by Richard Bean’s Kiss Me by Press Releases

Richard Bean is perhaps best known for making people laugh. He’s a dab hand at the escalating frenzy of farce, as well as a pleasurable punchline. Whilst One Man, Two Guvnors was a global …

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tony Talk Podcast-Episode 7: The Other Awards by Broadwayandme

The theater awards season is like a presidential campaign. Everyone has their eyes on the ultimate prize but there are lots of other contests along the way that offer trophies and with them,…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gary Trainor to Take Over Lead Slot as Dewey Finn in London's School of Rock by

Gary Trainor will lead the hit West End production of School of Rock as Dewey Finn. Having been the Dewey alternate since the show’s London premiere, he will take over the full-time sl…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Hypocrite review – hard-work humour from Richard Bean by Susannah Clapp

Hull Truck theatre, HullMark Addy and Caroline Quentin star in Richard Bean’s gag-heavy satirical tale of a 17th-century city governor navigating the outbreak of civil warThere is exemplar…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Hypocrite review – Richard Bean's raucous comedy does Hull proud by Michael Billington

Hull Truck theatre, HullStaged for Hull’s year as UK City of Culture, this One Man, Two Guvnors-style farce is a merry take on local historyThe road to Hull, they say, is paved with good i…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors: When farce meets satire by HowlRound

By Anđela Vidović. Anđela Vidović critiques the relevance of a Croatian adaptation of Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Changing of the guard at great arts venues may be end of a golden era by Vanessa Thorpe

As Nicholas Serota, Kasper Holten and Martin Roth move on, the race is on to protect their legacy as funding cuts biteFor at least a decade, the arts have reliably made headlines in this cou…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TV News: James Corden to Host 59th Annual Grammy Awards

The Late Late Show host is a Tony winner for One Man, Two Guvnors.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Farce is everywhere on stage – but why? by Mark Lawson

From One Man, Two Guvnors to Noises Off and What the Butler Saw, trouser-dropping and door-slamming is back with a vengeance in the West End and on Broadway. How come?On radio phone-ins at t…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

There’s Three Sides to What We Did Next in Liverpool… by Vicky Anderson

Liverpool theatre group What We Did Next return next week with the North West premiere of the off-Broadway musical Three Sides. Written by Grant Olding – the composer of smash hit One Man,…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Interviews: Tom Edden: 'I'm an absolute Amadeus anorak'

The Les Miserables and One Man, Two Guvnors actor on what it was like charming Broadway and his new role in Amadeus at the National Theatre

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Monday, October 17, 2016

West End Kinky Boots Star David Hunter on Being the Go-To Takeover Guy & Wanting a 'Sleeping Ovation' by Matt Wolf

British actor-singer David Hunter previously inherited the leading role of Guy in London in the Tony-winning musical Once and has now stepped into the co-starring role of Charlie Price …

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Amanda Holden & More Will Be Stepping Out in the West End by

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at the Vaud…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Tony Nominees Ruth Wilson, Tom Edden & More Set for National Theatre's Upcoming Season by

The rumors were true and two-time Olivier winner and Tony nominee Ruth Wilson (Constellations) is set to take on the title role in Hedda Gabler at the U.K.’s National Theatre. The new …

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Friday, August 26, 2016

James Corden On The Fruits Of ‘Carpool Karaoke’, The Internet And Those Emmy Nominations – AwardsLine by Matthewgrobar

Stepping in for Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' The Late Late Show just 18 short months ago, Tony-winning actor James Corden was almost totally unknown stateside, with only the support o…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/22/16- James Corden by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, James Corden In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney …

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Charisma, Brassroots and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at Bank Holiday River Stage Festival by Marianka Swain

On 26-29 August the National Theatre brings a jam-packed programme of work to the River Stage Festival. Experience the joy that is Brassroots exquisite techno and house sets from Charisma an…

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Spotlight On...Eric Cotti by Michael Block

Name: Eric CottiHometown: Hanford, CAEducation: B.S. in Business Administration: Marketing and a Minor in Theater Arts from Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoSelect Credits: Stanley Stubbers in One M…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Joseph Discher by Zack Calhoon

Joseph Discher (Director) directed the world premiere of Butler at New Jersey Repertory company. He has been directing, casting and producing for over twenty years. Selected d…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

One Man, Two Guvnors – review by Michael Billington

Adelphi, LondonTransfers can be tricky. But Richard Bean's updated version of Goldoni's comic classic seems, if anything, even funnier than it did at the National. The text has been shortene…

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