‘Guvnors’ moves to West End

Nicholas Hytner's laffer transfers from National

Nicholas Hytner’s smash-hit SRO National Theater comedy “One Man, Two Guv-nors” will transfer to the West End’s Adelphi Theater for a four-month run from Nov. 8 with a Nov. 21 opening.

The play, Richard Bean’s comedy rewrite of Carlo Goldoni’s classic farce “A Servant of Two Masters,” updates the action to a bunch of petty criminals operating in the seaside town of Brighton in the early 1960s and features songs for a skiffle band by Grant Olding. The full cast, led by James Corden (“The History Boys”), will remain with the production.

Following critical raves, the National has been adding dates to the performance sked at its South Bank home to try to satisfy the huge ticket demand. The transfer, one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets following the early shuttering at the Adelphi of the “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies,” will follow the monthlong U.K. tour commencing at the Waterside in Aylesbury before playing dates in Plymouth, Salford, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

The National’s Sept. 15 performance will be seen live in cinemas worldwide as part of the building NTLive program.

Negotiations for a Gotham transfer of the show are rumored to be under way, but a rep for the theater said nothing has yet been decided.

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