By Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Kevin Groppe
Produced by Faye Harrington


Auditions Dates:

Monday June 17 and Wednesday June 19 7-9pm. Audition will consist of cold reading from script and be prepared to tell a short joke. (Optional: tell your joke in a British accent and sing one verse of a Beatles song.) Bring headshot/resume. 

Please email ALL your available times to: (please write in subject: “One Man Audition”)

You will receive a confirmation.

If you would like to audition but are NOT available during the scheduled times, please email with your availability and attach your headshot and resume:

Auditions will be held at the The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN),14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 

Callback: Monday, June 24 at  7pm


This hilarious British farce, which starred James Corden as Francis, opened at the National Theatre in 2011, toured in the UK and then opened in the West End in November 2011, with a subsequent Broadway opening in April 2012. Based on a famous Commedia dell’arte style play, the plot revolves around Francis, an out-of-work street musician, who becomes separately employed by two men: a gangster and an upper class twit. The complications as Francis tries to keep his two employers from meeting, the mistaken identities, prat falls, audience participation, general mayhem and use of song are too complex to list in this short summary. But this play is a wild party requiring actors who love British humor and who are excellent comedians.



Note: characters speak with an upper class British, cockney or Jamaican accent.

CHARLIE: "The Duck" Clench: a retired gangster. Faint menace behind shark-like grin. Somewhere in his fifties.

PAULINE: Clench's daughter. Pretty, eyes wide with wonder, dim-witted. Twenties/ thirties.

ALAN DANGLE: a wannabe actor and Pauline's fiancé. Fancies himself “star material”, aspiring actor, dramatic gestures and accentuated dialogue. Twenties/ thirties.

HARRY DANGLE: Alan's father. Clench's crooked solicitor- dapper and faintly sleazy. Somewhere in his fifties /sixties.

STANLEY STUBBERS: an upper-class criminal and Rachel's lover, athletically built, Roscoe's murderer, confident, lounge-lizard type. Thirty something.

RACHEL CRABBE: Roscoe's identical twin sister. Pretending to be a man (her brother). Energetic and confident. Twenties/early thirties.

FRANCIS HENSHALL: James Corden’s lead role! “Cheeky and chubby”. Accidently employed by two masters. Always hungry. Puppy. Clumsy innocence, infectious grin. Thirty-something.

LLOYD BOATENG: Charlie’s friend- an ex-con turned pub owner and chef. Written as Jamaican with a shaved head. Cheery smile. Forties/ fifties.

DOLLY: Charlie's secretary. Voluptuous. Flirtatious. Bossy. Twenties/ thirties.

GARETH: head waiter at The Cricketers’ Arms. Efficient and streamlined. Forties.

ALFIE: waiter. Hard of hearing and nearly blind, “cadaverous” - shuffles along, back bowed and bewildered. Ancient. Must be good at physical comedy.

ENSEMBLE: party guests, extra porters/waiters, passer-by, a vicar, policemen.


One Man, Two Guvnors will perform at TCAN on November 8,9,10 & 14,15,16,17

Rehearsals will begin in September and run three times a week –probably Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.