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How To Watch the National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: April 2020
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The National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

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The new National Theatre at Home series kicked off with the award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors. The new series gives everyone a way to watch quality British theatre, from the comfort of their living rooms.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors is the hilarious West End and Broadway hit starring James Corden. The play opened at the National Theatre in 2011 to rave reviews. The hit comedy then ran in sold-out venues across the UK and in London’s West End. After that, James Corden then went on to win a Tony Award for ‘Best Performance’ in it’s 2012 Broadway run.

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.

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National Theatre At Home

National Theatre At Home is a way of seeing some of the NT’s famous work from the comfort of our homes, each Thursday from 7pm.

The series kicked off with their hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors. They continued with a range of productions including Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Frankenstein, Barber Shop Chronicles and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Currently available is the Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III. Small Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Blancs, The Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus has also been announced.

Read more about National Theatre At Home.

How to watch One Man, Two Guvnors

The National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

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Find out more about the National Theatre’s Educational Offering

As well as the National Theatre Collection, the NT offers a wide range of education packs, educational videos and other resources that you can use for free.

See our complete guide on the National Theatre’s Education Offering.

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