Theatre Preview: One Man, Two Guvnors at the Royal Opera House (Student deal: 2 for 1 tickets)

Photograph by Tristram Kenton

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 – coming to Belfast Grand Opera House from 20th – 24th November.

Rufus Hound is best known as a comedian and TV and radio personality, where his work includes seven series of Celebrity Juice, the BBC sitcom Hounded, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the forthcoming primetime comedy Mad World (ITV1).  He has worked extensively on Radio too, and has appeared in several films – one of which, Wingman, is due out later this year.

To listen to an entertaining interview with Rufus Hound regarding the show, click play below.

Photograph by Tristram Kenton

One Man, Two Guvnors won the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best New Play.  UK critics have called it ‘one of the funniest productions in the National’s history’ (The Guardian), ‘deleriously daft and diabolically joke-stuffed entertainment’ (The Independent) and ‘pure comic bliss.’ (Evening Standard), while The New York Times described it as ‘a rich, slow-spreading smile’.

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In Richard Bean’s award-winning 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 his 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.

STUDENT DEAL

2 for 1 tickets available for Students/Under 26 (tickets must be collected at Box Office when ID/proof of age must be shown)

 2 for 1 is availabile for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Thursday matinee performances; Stalls and Circle only

To avail, enter promo code ‘Rufus’ when prompted on booking page

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