Joining Owain Arthur, who takes over from James Corden in the title role of Francis Henshall, are former S Club 7 singer-turned-actress Hannah Spearritt who will play Pauline, and I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger who will play Dolly, the woman who attracts the attention of Francis.
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 ran in rep until 19 September before touring to Aylesbury, Plymouth, Salford, Birmingham and Edinburgh and transferring to the West End.
It opened on 21 November 2011 (previews from 8 November) at the West End's Adelphi Theatre, where it continues until 25 February 2012. The production, directed by NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner, currently co-stars Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper as the two masters.
One Man, Two Guvnors, which transfers to Broadway in April, has been nominated for five Whatsonstage.com Awards, including Best New Comedy for James Corden, Best Supporting Actor for Oliver Chris and Best Supporting Actress for Jemima Rooper.
Bean has already won the Best Play prize in the Evening Standard Awards, jointly for One Man, Two Guvnors and The Heretic.