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The National Theatre of Great Britain The new season begins!

Titles include One Man, Two Guvnors, The Kitchen, Collaborators, The Comedy of Errors

The National Theatre is delighted to announce show titles for the third season of National Theatre Live (NT Live), a successful initiative to broadcast live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.

David Sabel, the National Theatre’s Head of Digital Media, says: ‘It is thrilling to think that over half a million people worldwide have now seen a National Theatre Live broadcast. The programme has grown significantly, giving an ever-widening audience an unprecedented opportunity to engage with our work.’

Season three titles include: One Man, Two Guvnors, The Kitchen, Collaborators, The Comedy of Errors. These live performances will be broadcast from the National Theatre in London. Additional titles for 2012 will be announced soon.

Two screenings of The National Theatre of London's One Man, Two Guvnors live performance will take place at the Taos Community Auditorium on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 both at 7 PM.

One Man, Two Guvnors was written by Richard Bean and is based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding.

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 fiancee’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.

Rachel: Are you seriously suggesting that we men, are, day to day, moment to moment, making thousands of small tactical decisions, the cumulative effect of which is to reduce the time between leg-overs?
Francis: I can’t speak for you guv, but that is a fair description of my life.
In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. James Corden returns to the National for the first time since The History Boys to play Francis.

‘A triumph of visual and verbal comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian

‘Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a classic comedy hilariously updated.’ The Times

‘One Man, Two Guvnors, one massive hit.' Independent

Ticket prices are $12 for TCA members, $15 for the general public and $10 for students18 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office which opens 45 minutes prior to the performances.

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