Cal McCrystal | One Man, Two Guvnors (RNT/West End)
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One Man, Two Guvnors (RNT/West End)

One Man, Two Guvnors (RNT/West End)

Royal National Theatre

West End, Broadway, national and international tours

Much of what is funniest in One Man, Two Guvnors was created by Cal McCrystal, my associate director, who is a great master of physical comedy. Very impressively, during rehearsal, Cal – who can convulse an entire audience with a pratfall – rarely breaks into anything warmer than a wintry smile.

Nicholas Hytner (in the Financial Times)


The cast includes: David Benson, Oliver Chris, Polly Conway, James Corden, Jolyon Dixon, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Derek Elroy, Trevor Laird, Paul Lancaster, Claire Lams, Fergus March, Gareth Mason, Fred Ridgeway, Daniel Rigby, Jemima Rooper, Clare Thomson.

Written by Richard Bean
Director – Nicholas Hytner
Physical Comedy Director – Cal McCrystal
Designed by Mark Thomson.
Music by Grant Olding


Best Play Critics Circle Award

Best Play Evening Standard


'The joy of it — and I do mean joy — is its headlong commitment to comedy at every level. ****'
The Times

'In the 30 years since I started going to the theatre as a teenager, I think this is probably the single funniest production I have ever seen.'
Mark Lawson, BBC Front Row

'The moments of slapstick are so perfect, they're choreographically beautiful as well as funny. *****'
The Sunday Times

'Undoubtedly be the funniest play this year and maybe for several more to come, with long periods during which the laughter is continuous. That is a testament to the skills of Richard Bean, who had a spell as a stand-up comedian and puts that experience to good use. He is ably assisted by Nicholas Hytner and physical comedy specialist Cal McCrystal plus the whole cast, who between them time every joke whether verbal or physical to perfection.'
British Theatre Guide

'Kudos to Cal McCrystal, director of physical comedy, and Tom Edden, who athletically plays a doddery old waiter — well, nothing else in any other show can touch it either. *****'
Dominic Maxwell, The Times




British Repertory, International Tour, National Tour, West End