One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors (2017) is a musical theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). One Man, Two Guvnors is based on the comedy by Richard Bean, in Norwegian performed under the title En tjener for to herrer. The play is in turn based on a comedy by Carlo Goldini, in English known as The Servant of Two Masters, and in Norwegian known as En tjener for to herrer. The production is performed at the theatre's main stage.

Kim Haugen directs it.

Bjarte Hjelmeland interprets the lead role of Frank, called Francis in the British play. Kim Haugen played the corresponding role when Carlo Goldini's The Servant of Two Masters was performed at The National Theatre in 2006.


(Objekt ID 74868)
Object type Production
Premiere September 6, 2017
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Musical theatre, Comedy
Running period September 6, 2017  
Website Oslo Nye Teater

At the website of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following, among other things, is written about One Man, Two Govnors:

The unemployed, lovesick and eternally hungry musician Frank (called Francis in the original production,Bjarte Hjelmeland) sees his chance for double pay and filling his stomach. He just needs to be able to handle two bosses at the same time, and they are obviously not supposed to know of one another. But the complications line up: A marriage of convenience between two heirs, a murdered groom, a disguised twin sister, a lover and an 87-year old deaf waiter with a pacemaker and grenade shock - to mention a few. In between stands Frank, who in the most imaginative ways possible tries to juggle secret messages between his two masters. Will he even get anything to eat?


Import from the list of openings 02.08.2017

Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre),, 02.08.2017,

Performance dates
September 6, 2017 19:30 – Hovedscenen (The Main Stage) – National premiere, Norway