Watch the best of British Theatre from your own home. Every Thursday the National Theatre will stream a play for seven days via their YouTube page. The upcoming weeks you can expect Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night. But to start it of you can watch James Corden as Francis Henshall in this hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors
Most of you probably know James Corden form his very own Late Late Show, his carpool-karaoke or sidewalk musicals. But he started out as an actor on tv in Little Britain which was followed by Gavin & Stacey.
In this play in 1963 Brighton, out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall (James Corden) becomes separately employed by two men – Roscoe Crabbe, a gangster, and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class twit. Francis tries to keep the two from meeting, in order to avoid each of them learning that Francis is also working for someone else. Complicating events, Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise, her twin brother Roscoe having been killed by her boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley. Complicating events still further is local mobster Charlie the Duck, who has arranged his daughter Pauline's engagement to Roscoe despite her preference for over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. Even further complications are prompted by several letters, a very heavy trunk, several unlucky audience volunteers, an extremely elderly waiter and Francis' pursuit of his twin passions: Dolly (Charlie's feminist bookkeeper),food and drink.
Find it out on YouTube!