James Corden's One Man Moves to West End's AdelphiDate: 12 July 2011
As previously tipped, the National Theatre's acclaimed production of One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden, will transfer to the West End's Adelphi Theatre for a limited season from 21 November 2011 (previews from 8 November) to 25 February 2012, following its national tour.
Richard Bean's adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's classic 18th-century Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, relocated to Brighton in the 1960s, premiered on 25 May 2011 (previews from 17 May) at the NT Lyttelton, where it continues in rep until 19 September before touring to Aylesbury, Plymouth, Salford, Birmingham and Edinburgh and transferring to the West End.
The National Theatre cast for the production's tour and West End transfer include: David Benson, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Trevor Laird, Claire Lams, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby and Suzie Toase with Owain Arthur, Polly Conway, Derek Elroy, David Hunter, Paul Lancaster, Gareth Mason and Clare Thomson.
Tickets for One Man, Two Guvnors' West End run go on sale on Thursday (14 July 2011). Nearly 200,000 tickets will be released with 400 tickets available at £15 or £12 for each performance.
In addition to its national tour, One Man, Two Guvnors is part of the National Theatre Live season, and will be broadcast live to cinemas across the world as part of its current NT Lyttelton run on 15 September 2011.
Richard Bean’s other plays include England People Very Nice for the National as well as The Heretic, Harvest, Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. He adapted David Mamet’s House of Games and wrote a new version of The Hypochondriac for the Almeida Theatre.
One Man, Two Guvnors has design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Grant Olding, sound design by Paul Arditti, fight direction by Kate Waters and choreography by Adam Penford. The associate director is Cal McCrystal.