Peter Neaves in One Man, Two Guvnors caper


Kim Taylor, Pip Tompson, Peter Neaves and Lachlan Stewart find themselves involved in a hilarious caper in One Man, Two Guvnors.
Kim Taylor, Pip Tompson, Peter Neaves and Lachlan Stewart find themselves involved in a hilarious caper in One Man, Two Guvnors.

FORMER Joondalup performer Peter Neaves has found himself involved in a quest for fish, chips and mushy peas, which leads to a hilarious and politically incorrect 1960s caper at Melville Theatre.

Written by Richard Bean and directed by Vanessa Jensen, One Man, Two Guvnors is based on the most famous of Carlo Goldoni’s works, A Servant of Two Masters, originally written in the 1740s.

In this modern take on the tale, first staged in 2011, one man in the British seaside town of Brighton serves two criminal bosses and has to keep them apart – while desperate for food and trying to woo a woman at the same time.

One Man, Two Guvnors appealed because it’s a hilarious British farce that is fast-paced with plenty of audience interaction,” said Neaves, who plays Harry Dangle, a pompous lawyer.

“Harry Dangle is a caricature of the pompous lawyers I interacted with during my time as a crime scene investigator, when at their mercy while giving evidence in British courts.

“It’s amusing to poke fun at those people, even though they’ll never know I’m doing it.”

One Man, Two Guvnors plays at 8pm on November 25, 26, December 1-3, 8-10 and 2pm on December 4.

Tickets are $20 or $15 concession on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au.