One Man, Two Guvnors opens to stellar reviews

One Man, Two Guvnors opens to stellar reviews

Check out some of the rave reviews for our smash-hit summer comedy!

Our acclaimed spring/summer 2022 season comes to a sensational conclusion with Richard Bean’s much-loved modern farce, One Man, Two Guvnors, now open.

This “riotously funny” (The Stage) and “must see” (Opening Night) production has been garnering huge praise from audiences and the press.

Promising a riotous mix of slapstick, hilarity and live music, this co-production with Theatre by the Lake and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, directed by the Octagon’s Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham is on until Sat 25 June.

Set in 1963, this farcical tale follows the antics of recently fired Francis Henshall, as he attempts to juggle duties for two new ‘guvnors’, trying to keep them apart to avoid discovery of his double life – with hysterical results.


Director, Lotte Wakeham commented: “It has been an absolute delight to finally bring this show to our stage. One Man, Two Guvnors is a real feel-good comedy that can’t help but make you smile and laugh and I’m so pleased with the response it is receiving from our audiences.

“It really does have something for everyone to enjoy with hilarious slapstick comedy and farce, must-see performances from our incredibly talented cast, and infectious music that is certain to transport you back to the 60s – so be sure to book your tickets and join us on the ‘Brighton Line’ this summer.”


“Riotously funny” ★★★★ The Stage

“full-throated belly laughs from beginning to end” British Theatre Guide

“pure entertainment and laughter” The Bolton News

“this is as good as theatre gets” ★★★★★ Opening Night

“an outstanding comedy” ★★★★ North West End

“inspired physical comedy” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

“you’ll laugh your socks off” Northern Soul

Comedy chaos is sure to ensue in this unmissable tale of mistaken identity, murder and mayhem!

The show runs at the Octagon Theatre Bolton until Sat 25 June!

Book now - Tickets from £15