One Man, Two Guvnors

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British playwright Richard Bean's comedy One Man, Two Guvnors adapts the 18th century commedia dell'arte work The Servant of Two Masters to tell the tale of manservant Francis Henshall, who agrees to work for a local gangster and a criminal in hiding but struggles to keep track of their schemes and romantic entanglements. The cast recording features all 15 of the play's songs, performed by director Nicholas Hytner's frequent collaborator, composer/lyricist Grant Olding, and house band the Craze along with the original National Theatre cast. Set in swinging '60s England when rock, pop, and jazz mingled, music was an important component to the production, which paid homage to the Kinks ("The Ballad of Ted and Calista," ...
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British playwright Richard Bean's comedy One Man, Two Guvnors adapts the 18th century commedia dell'arte work The Servant of Two Masters to tell the tale of manservant Francis Henshall, who agrees to work for a local gangster and a criminal in hiding but struggles to keep track of their schemes and romantic entanglements. The cast recording features all 15 of the play's songs, performed by director Nicholas Hytner's frequent collaborator, composer/lyricist Grant Olding, and house band the Craze along with the original National Theatre cast. Set in swinging '60s England when rock, pop, and jazz mingled, music was an important component to the production, which paid homage to the Kinks ("The Ballad of Ted and Calista," "Strung Out Dolly") and Woody Guthrie ("My Old Man's a Gannet"), and also employed skiffle-style unexpected musical instruments (bicycle horns, washboards) and found objects (a fellow actor's torso).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471988222
  • Catalog Number: 19882
  • Sales rank: 57,046

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Coughlan Electric Bass, Background Vocals
Phil James Background Vocals
The Craze Band
Martyn Ellis Vocals
Suzanne Toase Vocals
James Corden Vocals
Trevor Laird Vocals
Oliver Chris Vocals
Jemima Rooper Vocals
Grant Olding Vocals
Fred Ridgeway Vocals
Daniel Rigby Vocals
Claire Lams Vocals
Benjamin Brooker Background Vocals
Richard Coughlan Background Vocals, Double Bass
Technical Credits
Alan Silverman Mastering
Richard Beau Composer
Matthew Scott Executive Producer
Sean Marlowe Art Direction
Robert Donnelly-Jackson Producer, Engineer
Hugo Glendinning Cover Art
Grant Olding Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Liner Notes
Carys Williams Producer
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