One Man Two Guvnors, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Renown Edinburgh based company Captivate Theatre, return to the Brunton Theatre for a run of the smash hit comedy Play “One Man, Two Guvnors” the play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters, the 1743 Commedia dell’arte style comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963. The play opened at the National Theatre in 2011, which propelled James Cordon to stardom, and then toured in the UK prior to opening in the West End in November 2011, with a subsequent Broadway opening in April 2012.
Captivate Theatre is rightly respected for his musical theatre productions but as part of their 2019 Edfringe Season they produced their first play “Gregory’s Girl” too much success and critical reviews. The company is also well known to Brunton Audiences with productions of “Les Misérables”, “Annie” and “Oliver” having been staged in the venue’s main theatre.
Speaking to Scotsgay Arts, Company Artistic Director Sally Lyall says: “Captivate is a local company that brings together local actors, musicians and performers from across Edinburgh and beyond and offers opportunity for all ages. This is our first play out with the fringe and what a fantastic play it is. The cast is extremely talented, and I guarantee a hilarious night at the theatre.”
The Brunton’s spokesperson adding: “We are thrilled Captivate Theatre is bringing this exciting new production of Richard Bean’s hilarious play to The Brunton. We are proud to be championing the best of local theatre this season and are looking forward to another great production by one of Edinburgh’s best amateur companies.”
One Man is a play that packs in physical comedy and an emotional under tone and given recent times, there has been little to laugh about which makes the timing of this production even more worthy. This is a chance to see a rarely performed play in the intimate setting of the Brunton by a company rightly respected for its unique story telling perspective. So book those tickets now!
Captivate Theatre Presents “One Man Two Guvnors”, The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th March 2022. For tickets go to : https://www.thebrunton.co.uk/en-GB/shows/one%20man%20two%20guvnors%20by%20richard%20bean/events