‘BRITISH comedy at its best’ is on its way at Kingsley Theatre.  

The hilarious hit play One Man, Two Guvnors will be on stage for three nights at the end of October, courtesy of award-winning theatre company Kingsley Players.

Based on Carlo Goldoni’s classic masterpiece The Servant of Two Masters, this new modern version was first staged in the West End in 2011 transplanting the action from 18th century Venice to the criminal underworld of 1960s Brighton.

Director, Dylan White, says rehearsing the play is proving quite a challenge because the actors keep cracking up at their own jokes.

He said: “It’s a glorious celebration of British comedy at its best, with laugh-out-loud satire, catchy songs, slapstick, and glittering one-liners.

“Richard Bean’s brilliant production, starring James Corden, won Best Play in the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

“The story centres around the bumbling opportunist Francis Henshall (played by Dave Rogerson), who becomes a minder to both local gangster Roscoe Crabbe and upper-class criminal Stanley Stubbers.

“However, Roscoe is dead and being impersonated by his sister Rachel, who is girlfriend to Stanley, her brother’s murderer.

“She is visiting Brighton to collect £6,000 from Roscoe’s fiancée’s dad.

“Chaos unfolds as Francis tries to stop his two ‘guvnors’ from meeting and everyone else tries to conceal their real identities.”

One Man, Two Guvnors is running at Kingsley Theatre, Kingsley Community Centre, from October 25 to 28, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £11, £7 for children and students, and can be booked on their website, or by ringing their box office on 07724 892154.  

Dylan added: “This is the second play I’ve directed and my first for Kingsley Players.

“I am lucky to have a very talented cast to work with.

“We are having a lot of laughs during rehearsal process, and I am sure the audience will enjoy just as much fun when they come and watch.

“This show is not to be missed.”