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One Man, Two Guvnors
     

One Man, Two Guvnors

 
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

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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).

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471988222
catalogNumber:
19882
Rank:
52658

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Performance Credits

Richard Coughlan   Electric Bass,Background Vocals
Phil James   Background Vocals
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

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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