SYNOPSIS: It’s swinging London in 1963, and Francis Henshall has a problem. He’s signed on to work as the assistant to two employers, each with wildly different agendas, and Francis can’t let either of them know that he’s working for the other one. Throw in a sweet and beautiful but dimwitted young woman, a vain actor (is there any other kind?), another woman in disguise as her murdered twin brother, a crooked lawyer and a couple of low-level hoodlums, and Francis has everything he can do to keep his stories straight, get a hold of enough money to buy himself the occasional pint and fish-and-chips, and do a little wooing on the side himself.
LANGUAGE: One Man, Two Guvnors employs the occasional use of vulgar and profane language. This language does not include any “R” rated vulgarities, but is peppered throughout the script, enough to earn the play a “PG-13” rating. This language includes “piss off,” “arse,” “Jesus” and “Christ” (once each), “shit,” “damn,” “bugger,” “bastards,” “prick,” “dick” and “dickheads,” and “tits.”
SMOKING AND DRINKING: There are depictions of both smoking and drinking in the play.
SEX: None, although there is some leering and innuendo.
VIOLENCE: Only of the slapstick variety.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?: One Man, Two Guvnors is appropriate for general adult and teenaged audiences for whom the occasional language and rude humor is not discomfiting. Pre-teens should attend at a parent’s discretion. It is probably not suitable for children under the age of ten.
RATING: If it were a movie, One Man, Two Guvnors would be rated “PG-13.”