June 17, 2011
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West End production of Love Never Dies to close by November
There's already chatter about James Corden and the National Theatre's five-star phenomenon One Man, Two Guvnors going to Broadway in the next year or so, but before that happens a deal has been done for the play to transfer to the Adelphi Theatre from mid-November.
One Man, Two Guvnors is Richard Bean's inspired adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant Of Two Masters.
NT director Nicholas Hytner commissioned the show for Corden's extraordinary comic talents: he plays the central role of Francis Henshall, a washed-up skiffle player mixed up in comical shenanigans in early Sixties Brighton.
Corden is hilarious, but what makes the play such a gem is that every member of the ensemble — which includes Jemima Rooper, Tom Edden and Oliver Chris — mines the show's comedy gold.
The production continues its run at the Lyttelton Theatre into the autumn, and tours from September 27 till October 29. It will then transfer to the Adelphi.
The move means Andrew Lloyd Webber's show Love Never Dies will close — the cast will be given details over the next few days.
It will also have a knock-on effect on a revival of Camelot, to be directed by David Leveaux.