‘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.

AN APPEAL

We’re missing copies of only six of our Programmes since we started in 1947 and we’d love to complete the set!  If you have any of these old Programmes from Bishopstoke YLU Players or Young Leaguers Union (our old names) tucked away somewhere – maybe you’re doing a house clearance? – please do get in touch as we’d love to take a copy of them: 1948 ‘Lights Out at Eleven’, 1953 ‘Family Drama’, 1955 ‘Happy Days’, 1957 ‘Half Holiday’, 1962 ‘A Basinful of the Briny’, 1964 ‘Home for Christmas’.

ABOUT US

Bishopstoke Players is an amateur drama group based near Eastleigh, Hampshire. We present three full-length plays each year 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.

FIND US

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ will be performed in Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2DW.

Previous performances and rehearsals have been in Bishopstoke Memorial Hall but this hall is now closed pending repair or replacement.  Hopefully we will return.

Click on the map above for more details.

PATRONS

Our Patrons are our premier league of supporters! For an annual subscription Patrons receive a reserved seat at each of our productions.

If you would like to become a Patron, please contact us.

JOIN US

Are you just itching to get up on our stage to show us what you can do? Or would you prefer to take a backstage role? Or maybe you simply want to be part of a show but don’t know exactly what?  Just pop along and meet us to find out more.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

We are proud to have supported Action for Children since 1947.

Why not take a look at their valuable work and maybe see if you are able to help them as well?

HAMPSHIRE LOCAL THEATRE GUIDE

For information about the best shows in amateur theatre in our local area check out the Hampshire Local Theatre Guide

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