One Man, Two Guvnors



Haymarket Theatre Royal

Until Sat Mar 1 2014

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

  • © Johan Persson

    'One Man, Two Guvnors'

© Johan Persson

'One Man, Two Guvnors'

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I saw this just before Christmas, a surprise present, and although I'd heard of the play I didn't know what to expect. I thought it was hilarious - a fine mix of traditional slap stick comedy, farce and modern stand-up, with a little bit of panto thrown it! The restaurant scene was fantastic and the actor playing Alfie did some amazing stunts. If you fancy an enjoyable fun evening, and a good laugh, go see this now!


Went to see this show last weekend on the recommendation of daughter and son-in-law who saw it in Australia and said they laughed from beginning to end so much that they were almost crying. Perhaps our expectation was too high because although parts were very funny - especially the middle scenes - we found other parts quite boring. I thought the two female actresses were awful, especially the one playing the fiancee but the main actors were all very good. I would recommend but with reservations.


Rufus Hound got loads of laughs in this afternoon's matinee performance - great audience interaction (even if most of them were stooges) and Martin Barrass as Alfie provided classic slapstick fun. Well worth the price of the tickets!

Eoin Baiste

Alas for the National Theatre when this weak take on Goldoni's comedy is offered to theatregoers. However splendid and sparkling the original show may have been, this show is 'asleep at the wheel'. Direction seemed quite absent. Mr. Hound was profoundly unfunny and the surrounding cast did not seem adequate. I left after twenty minutes of misery.


An excellent cast, a hilarious script and great music. I have never laughed as much in the theatre. A real treat.


Agree with last poster. I was there tonight (Aug 30) and left halfway as well. I know comedy is subjective, but this is puerile. Which, I guess, means it will be popular. And what was with dragging that girl from the audience, only to douse her head to foot in fire extinguisher foam?! I presume they had her prior consent - I'd consider that assault.


Absolute rubbish strung together to make more rubbish - left halfway.......

Robert Ferrier

Better than the last cast. Owain Arthur and his team have created a hilarious show with real theatrical presence and much greater clarity of diction and voice projection.