Stand up star confirmed for award winning comedy

Rufus Hounde - One man, Two Guvnors

Rufus Hounde - One man, Two Guvnors

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Actor, stand-up comedian and presenter Rufus Hound will lead the cast in Nicholas Hytner’s five star award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors at Blackpool Grand Theatre from November 27 to December 1.

This second UK tour will play alongside the show’s West End run and be followed by an international tour. .

Rufus Hound is best known as a comedian and TV and radio personality, where his work includes seven series of the award-winning Celebrity Juice, the BBC sitcom Hounded, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the forthcoming primetime comedy show Mad Mad World (ITV1).

Radio work includes Act Your Age and My Teenage Diary for Radio 4, as well as his own comedy show What’s So Funny.

He is currently making his professional stage debut in Utopia at The Soho Theatre, while film credits include My Big Fat Gypsy Gangster and the forthcoming films Wedding Video and Wingman, both scheduled for release later this year.

One Man, Two Guvnors won the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best New Play. A Broadway production opened in New York in April.

In Richard Bean’s award-winning version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad.

But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at the Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.

To book call the box office on (01253) 743339 or click on www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk,