The blissfully funny celebration of British Mischief.
Described by Steph. Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users, while they last.
“That noise you heard coming from South Granville last night? That was the collective laughter of the audience at opening night of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of One Man, Two Guvnors. An adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 comedy Servant of Two Masters, British playwright Richard Bean relocates the action from its original Venice to the seaside town of Brighton, England in 1963. Mistaken identities, murder, cross-dressing, double crosses, and of course a love story (or two), are all found in as script that is as dense as its main character, the “One Man” of the title, played with wild abandon (and not a little sweat) by our city’s everyday funnyman Andrew McNee.” –Vancouver Presents
“The evening is hugely entertaining. Go early and soak up the music of the terrific skiffle band. And when Happer plays bicycle horns in one of the unabashedly entertaining musical interludes, try to disagree with me: actors are magical creatures… And they get to pull out all the stops in One Man, Two Guvnors.” -The Georgia Straight
VocalEye users will no doubt recall Andrew McNee’s hilarious performances in BOEING-BOEING, IT’S SNOWING ON SALTSPRING and THE ODD COUPLE at the Stanley last year. He is joined by a long list performers we love to describe, including Ryan Biel (The Importance of Being Earnest), Lauren Bowler (Chelsea Hotel, Seussical, High Society), Andrew Cownden (She Stoops to Conquer, Spamalot), Martin Happer (The 39 Steps), Gerry Mackay (August: Osage County, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Cailin Stadnyk (Hairspray!) and Andrew Wheeler (Clybourne Park, August: Osage County, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild).
For company bios, plot synopsis and more, please see our February Newsletter.
What’s a skiffle band, you ask? Find out in this Arts Club blog and have a listen in this clip from the show.