At Night In At The Theatre with One Man, Two Guvnors

Sunday, April 5, 2020
So in this time of self-isolation, London's National Theatre is making some of the tapings of their productions available for free on their YouTube channel for a week. The first production they are doing this with is One Man, Two Guvnors from 2011, starring James Corden. Now, unlike every single other production the National Theatre has done, this is the only show I've seen in an actual theater. My sister and I got to see the 2012 Broadway run starring Corden not long after he won the Tony for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

It wasn't until I saw The Play The Goes Wrong last year that I had laughed that hard at a play. It's a classic British farce, and it breaks the fourth wall, and it's hilarious. It's available for purchase somewhere, let me know because I'd like this for my personal collection, it's that funny. I was nervous as to what our parents would think of it because we have pretty much waxed poetic about this show since we saw it. And they think it's funny, too.

What this extended period will to do to theater scares me, so I hope this strategy of releasing shows to the public will help people get invested in theater, and seek it out once we can enjoy the outside world again beyond our screens.

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