One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Directed by Walt Jones
February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m., matinees on February 17, 24, 2 p.m.

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 Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play.

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Splendidly silly…’One Man’ is…both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent…. ideal escapism for anxious times. ~ New York Times

Deliriously funny. ~ Washington Post

Gobsmackingly funny…this virtuoso banquet of slapstick farce and verbal jousting brings with it a shocking revelation: How starved we were for comedy. ~ Time Out New York

Few theatergoing experiences are as joyously liberating…Striking an ingenious balance between meticulous planning and what plays like anarchic spontaneity…the show now looks set to slay Broadway. ~ Hollywood Reporter

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ is the hoot of the season…I dare you to see it and not laugh out loud, a lot. ~ Philadelphia Inquirer


  • One Man, Two Guvnors 2019 production photo
    Colorado State University Theatre presents One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, directed by Walt Jones. Assistant Director Karlie Murray, Scenic Design by Roger Hanna, Costume Design by Hannah Garcia, Lighting Design by Jorrey Calvo, Sound Design by Monty Daniel, Choreography by Bryan Connolly, Fight Captain, Coltin Wilcox, Dramaturg Alana Corrigan, Dialect Coach Paul Meier, and Stage Managed by Jessica Kroupa. February 15, 2019 Cast member Bradley Calahan pictured.