August 31, 2013
Owain Arthur (from 4 Feb 2013 Rufus Hound), Jodie Prenger, Rhona Croker, Martin Barrass, David Benson, Nigel Betts, Derek Elroy, Phil Cornwell, Daniel Ings, Ben Mansfield, Gemma Whelan
In Richard Bean's English version of Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée's dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers' Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.