One Man, Two GuvnorsJoseph Spinks and Howie Ripley (and W. G. Grace!) in BLT’s July show One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Dan & Pauline Armour (Photo: Phil Cairns (http://philcairns.zenfolio.com)

Fri 8 – Sat 16 July 2016 at 7.45pm (not Sun 10)

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean

Directed by Dan and Pauline Armour

Read the Sardines magazine’s review of this show


Following sensational runs at The National Theatre, in the West End, on Broadway and a sold-out UK national tour, One Man Two Guvnors… “the funniest play on the planet” … comes to BLT!

It is 1963 and, after being fired from his skiffle band, our hapless hero Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has 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 guv’nors apart. All simple enough – except Francis is easily confused which, coupled with a team of hilarious comic characters, leads to a blissfully funny celebration of British mischief.

With sex, food, money and 1960’s music high on the agenda, One Man, Two Guvnors will make you laugh out loud and feel splendidly silly!

One Man Two Guvnors


Francis Henshall : Joseph Spinks
Charlie Clench : Keith Dunn
Pauline Clench : Freya Finnerty
Harry Dangle : Tony Jenner
Alan Dangle : Andrew Newbon
Lloyd Boateng : Leigh McLean
Dolly : Emma Sweeney
Rachel Crabbe : Jaimi Keemer
Stanley Stubbers : Howie Ripley
Alfie : Martin Bunyan
Gareth : Martin Phillips
EnsembleViv Cleary, Claire Kingshott, Heather Wain

The Skiffle Band ‘The Grubbs’
GuitarJames Sutherland
VocalsLeslie Bottomley
BassPaul Newnham
PercussionMartin Phillips