SLT LIVE Play Reading

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

June 26th at 4.30pm (CANCELED)

It’s been 14 months in the making, but we’re delighted to finally be hosting our first LIVE play reading in the SLT Barden.


We will be reading One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. All parts will be randomly assigned, regardless of gender.


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 Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


All participants will need to have a device like a tablet or laptop to read the script. The script will be available to download from Dropbox 2-3 days prior to the reading and must be downloaded onto your device before arrival. If you already have a copy of the play, you may bring this instead.
Please register via LoveAdmin to participate as a reader or as an audience member. Numbers are strictly limited and we will be following all government guidelines to keep everyone Covid-safe. If you are unable to access via LoveAdmin, please email playreadingslt@gmail.com to register.


To receive the Dropbox link, or if you have any further questions, please email Jennifer on playreadingslt@gmail.com. The Bar will be open for refreshments (card payments only – sorry no cash).


WEATHER: As the Barden is outdoors and uncovered, it may be necessary to cancel this event if the weather forecast is going to include rain. All participants who have registered will be alerted on Friday if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather. Please wear sunscreen and bring a hat if it looks sunny as there is very little shade in the Barden.
**UPDATE 26/6/21** Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel today’s live play reading from the Barden. We’ll keep you updated on the rescheduled date. **