Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Online, through the Williams Center for the Arts
Williams Center for the Arts and the Department of Theater

Join us on the virtual stage for “Theater on Thursdays,” featuring masterpieces from the National Theatre Collection and insightful commentary by Lafayette faculty and specialists.

One Man, Two Guvnors (2011) by Richard Bean, after Goldoni

Recorded September 15, 2011 at London’s National Theatre before a live audience.


When Francis Henshall (James Corden) is fired from his skiffle band, he satisfies his ravenous appetite by serving two employers at the same time, each without the knowledge of the other. He believes himself to be a clever trickster, but the prank thrusts him into a hilarious cacophony of entanglement, greed, and deceit. With roaring good humor and rapid-fire wit, Corden garnered a Tony Award for his impeccable painting of the naïveté and blunt excitement of a hungry servant who gets in over his head. One Man, Two Guvnors is a comedic masterpiece written by Richard Bean and based on the Carlo Goldoni commedia classic “The Servant of Two Masters,” with original songs by Grant Olding. Hailed “the funniest show on the planet” by London’s Daily Mail.


6:30 p.m. Pre-show talk with Michael O’Neill, Associate Professor, Department of Theater

7:00 p.m. Performance

Acquire a free virtual ticket through the link below and log in with your Lafayette I.D.



Links and instructions to the talk and performances will be emailed to you after you register for your ticket.

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Williams Center for the Arts and the Department of Theater