FARNWORTH Little Theatre will bring the fast-paced comedy One Man, Two Guvnors to the stage tomorrow.

The play become a hit when it showed at the National Theatre and starred James Corden.

It is based on the 1743 classic Italian play Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, but, One Man, Two Guvnors replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963.

The main character of the play, Francis, down on his luck and eternally hungry, suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses.

As Francis’s world plunges into further mayhem and confusion, his attempts to woo Dolly, Charlie’s bookkeeper, go awry and he must prove to her that he is a good, honest man.

Lead by Natalie Crompton, director of previous Farnworth productions including Breaking the Code, Turn of the Screw, Goodnight Mr Tom and Bronte - the cast of ten are hoping to bring audiences an evening of much-needed laughs to beat the January blues.

Audiences can expect lots of slapstick, good-humour and surprising turns with performances from Phil Harrison, Esme Mather, Nick Eccles,Dave Eyre, Amber Sargent, Jim Smith, Matt Rigby, Keith McEvoy, Ellie Murphy and Jordan Beard.

The amateur theatre group, that has been running in Farnworth for an impressive 74 years, originally planned to perform this production in 2020.

Almost two years later, lots of hard work has gone into making sure the theatre is safe for visitors by following all government guidelines around mask wearing, ventilation and regular cleaning.

Director, Natalie Crompton said: “Those looking for brief respite from 2022 should definitely join us for One Man Two Guvnors. We’re having so much fun in rehearsals and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on.

“The cast are so committed and have been really fearless in throwing themselves into the comedy. A great night out guaranteed!”

The production at Farnworth Little Theatre will run from Saturday to Saturday, January 22 with a matinee at 2pm on the last day. Tickets are £10 full price / £8 concession and are available online at www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office line on 0845 643 0808.