THROWING it back in colour to the swinging sixties of Brighton, this British show combines a mix of authentic comedy and hoots of hilarious falls which leaves audiences laughing off their seats.

This joyous hit musical sees desperately hungry man Francis Henshall fired from his job in a skiffle band and fall into two jobs, and after consequently juggling two employers, faces many twists and turns along the way.

To prevent disaster, Francis just has to keep his two guvnors apart, but ends up almost causing two lovers Stanley Stubbers and Rachel Crabbe to commit suicide, promising Northerner Dolly the book-keeper that he will take her to Majorca, and landing himself in complete mistaken identity.

Gangster Roscoe, Rachel Crabbe's twin brother, plays an important yet non-existent part in the play having been killed by Stanley, while Rachel Crabbe disguises herself as her brother and demands money from gangster Charlie the Duck.

And the excitement does not end there as Charlie the Duck has arranged his daughter Pauline's engagement to Roscoe despite her preference for over-the-top wannabe actor Alan Dangle.

One Man Two Guvnors is filled with memorable classic comedy, with a particularly well-choreographed scene causing elderly man and waiter co-worker Alfie to continuously fall down a stage hole while Francis is left struggling to serve two employers in separate rooms of the same building.

The English adaptation of Italian play The Servant of Two Masters is effortlessly performed by a cast who do not fail to provide witty yet incredible on-the-spot humour by bringing onstage members of the audience.

Throughout a high tempo two and a half hours sees no falter of energy but instead an upbeat blend of characters, from posh and well-to-do characters, including Stanley Stubbers from a boarding school background, to those that "don't understand" the difference between identical twins of the same sex and twins of different genders.

Philip Tomlin as Francis is electric, bringing pure humour to the role. He makes the audience not want to miss a second by spontaneously showing elements of real humanity, much like when he is so hungry he eats the soup he is about to serve.

Josie Dunn's portrayal of Rachel Crabbe is every bit as brilliant, swapping from her role as Roscoe to Rachel consistently throughout the musical, and then magnificently unveiling herself for who she really is towards the finale.

In a perfect ending all characters join together to discover who Francis really is and the mischief he has been up to behind closed doors, while lovers reunite with one another. A colourful song and dance completes the brilliantly hilarious musical, highlighting the unique identities that each cast member brings to the play.

This show does not just tell a tale of one employed man to two guvnors. To conclude it is a story of reality, which reflects the life of a real human who faces problems all as a result of consistent lying, but in an eccentric blend of comedic acts.

One Man Two Guvnors runs until Saturday October 12.

Tickets: 023 8067 1771 or