One Man, Two Guvnors – National Theatre Live

Last night I was lucky to be offered a last minute ticket to see One Man, Two Guvnors, a National Theatre Live production which was broadcast to several cinemas throughout the world!

If you haven’t been to any of the National Theatre Live productions I urge you to book now for the next one which is The Kitchen on October 6th. It is an incredible way to see live theatre – to me it feels like getting front row seats.

I can hand on heart say that last night’s performance of One Man, Two Guvnors was the funniest play I have ever seen. It had me in stitches, literally cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard or for so long.

James Corden absolutely astounded me, having never seen Gavin & Stacey all I knew was that he had a reputation of being funny and to be honest my expectations weren’t that high. But by god were they exceeded. James Corden was brilliant and his audience participation pieces were inspired.

Oliver Chris (who I lusted after somewhat during Green Wing) was sensational. His character and his portrayal of that character was nothing short of genius. I truly laughed so much that I cried. His lines and the delivery of them throughout was hilarious.

I loved all the characters, all the acting was superb, the humour was well timed and well observed.

It cost me £12.50 to see this at my local odeon and I offer up huge thanks to whoever had the inspired idea of bringing live theatre to the masses in this way.