Posted by on November 26, 2021

The Friends of St Michael’s Church have been allocated tickets by the Abbey Theatre to sell and raise funds. The play One Man, Two Guv’nors will be performed on the Main Stage at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday 24th February 2022. Start time 8.00pm. The price of the tickets is £12.00 each. To reserve tickets, either:

1. Cheque

Write to the Membership Secretary requesting the number of tickets required. Enclose a cheque for the appropriate amount payable to The Friends of St Michael’s Church.

Send your request to Guy Marshall, 3 King’s Road, St Albans, AL3 4TQ, enclosing your cheque and address, so that the tickets can be sent out to you when they become available.

2. Bank Transfer

Pay for the tickets you require by Bank Transfer. This will go to NatWest Bank,                    Sort Code: 60 18 11, Account number: 42100933.

Please send an email to Guy Marshall informing him that the payment has been made. Please say how many tickets you require and give your address for despatch when the tickets become available. Email address:

One Man, Two Guvnors is a play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters (Italian: Il servitore di due padroni), an Commedia dell’arte style comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963. The play opened at the National Theatre in 2011, toured in the UK and then opened in the West End in November 2011 staring James Corden, with a subsequent Broadway opening in April 2012. 

In 1963  Brighton, out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall 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, his twin sister. Roscoe had been killed by Rachel’s boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley. Complicating it further still 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 two passions: Dolly (Charlie’s feminist bookkeeper) and fish & chips.

NB: If you would like to join The Friends of St Michael’s Church, St Albans, please contact the Membership Secretary at the above address. Membership fee £5.00 annually.

Many thanks

Guy Marshall

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