I recently saw One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway. I heard that it was critically acclaimed in London, but I didn’t know much about the show going into it besides the fact that it is a comedy. And comedic it was. One Man, Two Guvnors is a hoot. I laughed throughout the entire show. I like how each character has very distinct personalities and the play allows for character development for the several main cast members. Francis Henshall, played by James Cordon, the protagonist of One Man, Two Guvnors is particularly funny. He makes the show really. He is such a loveable character and he plays the part brilliantly.
One Man, Two Guvnors is about Henshall who is broke and becomes employed by two “”guvnors.”” For those of us who aren‰غھt Brits, guvnor is British slang for governor, which is essentially a boss. Henshall tries balancing working for both without
either guvnor finding out while constantly being distracted by his indelible hunger. Meanwhile, there is another plot that plays out between the two guvnors and other casemates involving marriage, deceit, and other scheming. It’s all woven together masterfully.
Besides being hilarious, One Man, Two Guvnors is also entertaining in its incorporation of audience participation in the show (or are they actually paid actors pretending to be members of the audience? 😉 ). I won’t give too much away, but the play is full of fun surprises. What is also amusing in One Man, Two Guvnors is that a band comes out and sings between every act, and each member of the cast alternates doing their own little solo piece at that time.
I was entertained throughout the entire show. One Man, Two Guvnors is actually one show that I would definitely like to see again. Watching James Cordon play Henshallnever gets old. I think I’d enjoy seeing him perform in any show, though his part in One Man, Two Guvnors seems a perfect fit.
As all the promotional ads are saying online, hurry and get your tickets to One Man, Two Guvnors now before ticket prices sky rocket like they did for Book of Mormon.