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LONDON: Phil Cornwell and Rhona Croker Join West End Cast of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS



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From 3 September 2012 Phil Cornwell and Rhona Croker will join the West End cast of the National Theatre’s five star award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.  Currently booking to 12 January 2013, Cornwell will play Charlie and Croker, Pauline. They join Owain Arthur who plays lovable chancer Francis Henshall, Jodie Prenger who plays Dolly, Martin Barrass as Alfie, David Benson as Gareth, Nigel Betts as Harry, Derek Elroy as Lloyd, Daniel Ings as Alan, Ben Mansfield as Stanley Stubbersand Gemma Whelan as Rachel Crabbe.  Gavin Spokes will join ensemble members Robin Berry, Gillian Budd, Andrew Dennis, Laura Matthews and Richard Shanks.

{module ad_left_body}Nicholas Hytner’s production of Richard Bean’s award-wining adaptation, based on Carlo Goldoni’sThe Servant of Two Masters, has songs by Grant Olding. One Man, Two Guvnors physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, designs are by Mark Thompson, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography by Adam Penford.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe… but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother… who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and take a job with one Stanley Stubbers. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Actor, comedian and writer Phil Cornwell is best known for the BBC’s award-winning Stella Street, which he co-wrote and starred in with John Sessions.  His other extensive television credits include regular appearances in Dead Ringers, I am Alan Partridge and The Comic Strip Presents as well as Doctor Who, Dunkirk and The Glam Metal Detectives, which he also co-wrote.  He was last on stage earlier this year in the world premiere of David Eldridge’s In Basildon at the Royal Court where he has previously been seen in The Village Bike.  Cornwell was also in the original cast of David Grindley’s production of Journey’s End at the Comedy Theatre.  A regular on the radio, Cornwell co-wrote and starred in BBC Radio 4’s The Cornwell Estate which ran from 2008-2010 and on film he was last seen in Made in Dagenham.

Rhona Croker came to prominence in 2008 when she and her comedy partner Stephanie Jory toured the British comedy circuits with their show Croker & Jory: The Love Shepherds.  Croker was last on stage in The Roman Bath at the Arcola Theatre.  Her other theatre credits include The Hub at Edinburgh’s Pleasance Theatre, Spyski at the Lyric Hammersmith, Pot Noodle: The Musical at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Playback at the Salisbury Playhouse as well as Cinderella and Twelfth Night both for the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.  Her many television credits include The Wrong Door, Watson and Oliver, My Family and Micro Men all for the BBC, and on film her credits include the recently released Prometheus.

One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre in May 2011.  In November last year, after a UK tour, the show opened in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre where it completed a sell out run.  A Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors continues at the Music Box Theatre and a second UK Tour begins in October this year.  Later in 2013 One Man, Two Guvnors will embark on an international tour.

Christmas 2012 performance schedule at the Theatre Royal Haymarket


Monday 24 December 2:30pm
Tuesday 25 December no performance
Wednesday 26 December 7:30pm
Thursday 27 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Friday 28 December 7:30pm
Saturday 29 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Monday 31 December 7:30pm
Tuesday 1 January 7:30pm
Wednesday 2 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Thursday 3 January 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 4 January 7:30pm
Saturday 5 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm  



Listings Information                    


Dates:                                       currently booking to 12 January 2013             
Address:                                     Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT 
Performances:                             Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm 

Box Office:                                 National Theatre Box Office 
No booking fee
Telephone 020 7452 3000 
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Theatre Royal Haymarket Box Office
Telephone 020 7930 8800
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Ticket prices:                              £15 - £55.00, plus concessions
a £1 restoration levy will be added to all ticket prices

An allocation of Day Seats will be available for every performance from the Theatre Royal Haymarket box office from 10am\