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National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Govnors

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

The Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center presents a screening of One Man, Two Govnors on Sunday, July 24, at 12:55 p.m. The play, a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway, features a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, host of the The Late Late Show. It’s part of the Encore Series from National Theatre Live, which broadcasts the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas around the world.

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. 

Tickets are $18 for adults, 15 for seniors and students, and $10 for youths. They may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 824-3000.