Right, now I’ve got that burst of excitement over with, on with the review!
This was one of the most exciting, funny and entertaining plays I’ve seen in a long time. My boyfriend got us tickets as part of my birthday present way back in February, so I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the rave reviews I’ve heard, or the long build up.
How wrong I was!
Now I don’t want to say too much about this play, as there are a lot of great surprises and interactions and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. But I will say that the acting was superb! Rufus Hound was very engaging, with perfect comic timing and a real knack for keeping the audience (well me anyway!) on the edge of my seat, hungry for more, throughout the performance. The rest of the cast were also on top form and gave really memorable performances.
As for the story, it’s focused on Rufus Hound’s character Francis Henshall who is a down and out minder of Roscoe Crabbe. Who actually turns out to be Rachel Crabbe (Roscoe’s twin sister, and girlfriend of Stanley Stubbers who is on the run after killing Roscoe!) When Francis crosses paths with Stanley, he sees a chance to make some extra money (and get some extra food!) by becoming his man servant too, but can’t let his first master / mistress know he’s also taken on another master. Cue lots of hilarious slapstick situations as Francis tries to elude being discovered as One Man to Two Guvnors.
I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.