One Man, Two Guvnors: U.S. Edition

One Man, Two Guvnors: U.S. Edition

by Richard Bean
     
 

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Nominated for seven 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Winner –
2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play

Winner –
2011 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play

Nominee –
2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play

This hilarious adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s classic play The Servant of Two Masters was hailed

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Nominated for seven 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Winner –
2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play

Winner –
2011 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play

Nominee –
2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play

This hilarious adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s classic play The Servant of Two Masters was hailed as the funniest comedy to grace London’s West End in years, earning a bevy of five-star reviews. In Richard Bean’s side-splitting take on Goldoni’s comic gem, falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fantastic onstage band are just a few of delights that await at the most "deliriously funny" (Daily Telegraph)play to cross the pond in decades.

Editorial Reviews

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One Man is....both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent. Letting loose and neutralizing all sorts of demons, it’s ideal escapism for anxious times." - New York Times

“The National Theatre is on a roll unmatched in its nearly fifty-year history. The longest sustained laugh I’ve heard in years of theatre-going.” - New Yorker

“A hilarious tour de farce. These guys just want one thing, and it’s to make us laugh. They succeed brilliantly.” - New York Post

“****! Gobsmackingly funny!!” Time Out New York

“Gut-achingly good. I cannot remember the last time two hours of dramatic foolishness, lacking the slightest microscopic particle of redeeming social value, filled me with so much bliss.” - Washington Post

One Man, Two Guvnors is 1,000 laughs! So memorably hilarious that it could be deemed a two-hanky weepie—for tears of laughter!” Associated Press

“Grade: A! A larf-out-loud theatrical hubbub just as sparkling and marvelous as rapturous London reviews have promised." - Entertainment Weekly

“The most criminally funny theatre I've ever seen. If you’re not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Officially the funniest play on the planet." - Daily Mail

“I laughed my head off. The man next to me was so convulsed with laughter that I feared his going into cardiac arrest.” - Financial Times

“Deliriously funny." - Vogue

“A triumph of visual and verbal comedy… One of the funniest productions in the National Theatre's history.” - Guardian (London)

“Bean shows that there’s no end to his talents… It’s been a while since the National, or any other theatre, had us rolling in the aisles at such sheer, joyous pandemonium.” – Sunday Times (London)

“Richard Bean's delicious reworking of Servant Of Two Masters … seems even better in its new West End incarnation… Fresh from winning [the Evening Standard] award for best play, it's an astonishing tour de force” ***** –Evening Standard (London)

“For almost three blissful hours cares are forgotten and gnawing anxieties put aside as you surrender to great waves of healing laughter. It is absolute bliss. [Bean’s] script is a bang-on-the-money mixture of wisecracks, sight gags, and fiendish moments of audience participation.” ***** –Telegraph (London)

“Richard Bean's updated version of Goldoni's comic classic seems, if anything, even funnier than it did at the National… The show, in short, is a tonic which confirms Eric Bentley's point that farce is the quintessence of theatre and which combines a tightly-written text with the gaiety of popular entertainment.” – ***** Guardian (London)

“The most perfect seasonal entertainment” – What’s On Stage (London)

“Perfectly pitched… gloriously funny and a plum piece of seasonal entertainment” ***** – Financial Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849433846
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
NONE, US Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
604,966
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


RICHARD BEAN, a renowned British playwright has had plays staged worldwide. An award winning writer his first full length play, Of Rats and Men went to Edinburgh & was adapted for BBC radio where it was nominated for a Sony Award. This was followed by Toast, a hit at the Royal Court. His other plays have been staged at the National Theatre, the Bush Theatre and the Hampstead theatre. Bean also won the 2005 Critics' Circle Theatre Best New Play Award for Harvest. Bean’s latest play The Big Fellah opened to rave reviews and was nominated for the 2010 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best New Play.

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