The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, will be embarking on an extensive tour of the UK & Ireland from May this year.

Rufus Hound in the previous tour
Rufus Hound in the previous tour
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It will open at The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield on 12 May. The tour will also visit cities including: Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Canterbury, Cardiff, Cornwall, Crawley, Dartford, Dublin, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Glasgow, High Wycombe, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton, Nottingham, Norwich, Oxford, Plymouth, Salford, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Wimbledon, Woking and Wolverhampton.

The show has now been seen by over one million people worldwide and originally starred James Corden as Francis Henshall. Last year, the tour featured Rufus Hound, who went on to play the part in the West End.

Mistaken identity, food, money and romance are high on the agenda In Richard Bean's English version of Carlo Goldini's Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters.

The production has songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze. The physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, with designs by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography and the tour is directed by Adam Penford.

Casting for the tour is yet to be announced.