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Nick Haverson delivers standout performance!

One Man, Two Guvnors

Written by Richard Bean

Composer Grant Olding

Directed by Conran Nelson

Review by David Bithell

It’s 1963, Brighton. Sacked from his band, Francis Henshall finds himself out of work. A man who can’t be kept down for too long, he’s soon got not one but TWO dubious new employers.

There’s just one problem… they can’t know about each other!

With money to be made and a love interest to woo, Francis has got his hands full. Juggling the work of a small-town gangster and a man on the run from the police, can he keep himself and his bosses out of trouble long enough to bank some cash and win the hand of the love of his life?

Howard Chadwick as Charlie "The Duck" Clench. Photo credit Andrew Billington

A cocktail of mistaken identity, mayhem, music, fast-paced physical comedy and silliness make One Man, Two Guvnors one of the great British comedies of the 21st century! Directed by Conrad Nelson (The Card, Brassed Off) this new production will have you grinning from ear to ear as we bring it to vivid life on our in-the-round stage!

Declan Wilson, Alyce Liburd, Thomas Cotran, Howard Chadwick - Photo credit Andrew Billington

Nick Haverson shines in his role as Alfie in the uproariously comedic production of 'One Man, Two Guvnors' at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme. His performance truly steals the show, bringing charm and wit to the character with impeccable timing.

Jessica Dyas, Nick Haverson - credit Andrew Billington

The entire cast delivers a fantastic performance, keeping the audience engaged from start to finish.

The play itself is a delightful rollercoaster of laughs, with a fast-paced storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The comedic timing of the actors is impeccable, eliciting genuine belly laughs throughout the show. Michael Hugo delivers a perfect performance as Francis Henshall. He captures the audience and in one scene in particular, he shows why the crowd at The New Vic fell in love with him all those years ago. The seamless interaction between the characters adds an extra layer of hilarity to the performance, making for an unforgettable experience.

Michael Hugo as Francis Henshall. Photo credit by Andrew Billington

The set design of the production is also worth noting, as it perfectly complements the lively and energetic atmosphere of the play. From the detailed props to the versatile stage layout, every aspect of the set adds to the overall charm of the production.

In conclusion, 'One Man, Two Guvnors' at the New Vic Theatre is a must-see for theatre-goers looking for a night of laughter and entertainment. With a stand-out performance by Nick Haverson and a talented cast, this production is a true delight for all who attend."

Lucinda Freeburn, Alyce Liburd - Photo credit Andrew Billington

One Man, Two Guvnors is at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme until Saturday 11th May.

or call the box office on 01782 717962.

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