‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Richard Bean
30th September to 2nd October at 7.30pm
Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2DW
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
A classic tale of mistaken identity and a wickedly funny comedy, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ was a huge hit in London’s West End and on Broadway, and again when streamed on YouTube during the first lockdown.
Tickets are £14 (under 18 £12) and are available now from the Thornden Hall box office or phone 023 8024 6555. Thornden Hall is located on the Thornden School campus, where ample free car parking is available.
Not advised for young children due to mild adult content and sexual references.
We’re collecting copies of all our old programmes since we were founded in 1947. We’re almost there but are missing programmes from six plays. We’d love to complete the set so if you know of any of these old programmes from Bishopstoke YLU Players or Bishopstoke Young Leaguers Union (our old names) – maybe found lurking during a house clearance? – please do get in touch as we’d love to make a copy:
- 1948 ‘Lights Out at Eleven’
- 1953 ‘Family Drama’
- 1955 ‘Happy Days’
- 1957 ‘Half Holiday’
- 1962 ‘A Basinful of the Briny’
- 1964 ‘Home for Christmas’
All the programmes we do have, along with a myriad of photos, posters and more, can be found in our Past Productions gallery. Please do have a browse!
Bishopstoke Players is an amateur drama group based near Eastleigh, Hampshire. We present three full-length plays each year, generally in January, May and September, and perform in one-act drama festivals throughout the south.
We were founded in 1947 to raise money for Action for Children and since then have presented over 200 dramas, comedies and pantomimes, raising thousands of pounds for charity.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN
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