The play is based on the play by British playwright Richard Bean “One Servant, Two Gentlemen”, which is an ingenious adaptation of the classic comedy del arte “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni. The action was transferred in 1963 to the British coastal city of Brighton, the Venetian nobles turned into local gangsters, and the Truntaldino rogue - into a simple English guy Francis Hensholl, who, due to circumstances, works immediately on two scumbags with sadistic inclinations.
One of the main components of the performance is music. It is she who immerses the viewer in a retro era on the outskirts of the auditorium. The Fire Granny group of Zolotivitsky brothers made the author's arrangements of the Beatles hits and perfectly fit into the general artistic ensemble. With their numbers, musicians not only connect scenes with each other, but also become full participants in the action.
“Jewelry work was carried out,” says director Yury Kvyatkovsky. “We analyzed everything that is in the world of advanced humor: from classic Hollywood comedies of the 40s and 60s to modern comedians such as Bo Byrnem. Different genres are used in the performance: stand-up, slapstick, musical improvisation and other comedy techniques. As a result, the viewer should have a feeling of sparkling lightness of what is happening, behind which there is really a lot of work.
The play includes: Philip Ershov, Anna Vorkueva, Stanislav Raskachaev, Daniel Barnes, Natalia Gorbas, Boris Dergun, Alexey Zherebtsov, Alexey Kanichev, Stasya Miloslavskaya, Andrei Martynov, Boris Mironov, Vladimir Murashov, Mikhail Popov
They have long wanted to get into the Yermolova Theater. It so happened that for the first time they were in this theater at the play "Mr. Servant." Until today, they left the play during the intermission only once. Today was the second time. The flat, primitive humor, the disgusting play of the actors and the boring staging did their job. Before that, I went to farce and grotesque several times to other theaters (for example, at the Nations), and everything was great. But here is just some kind of nightmare! I really hope that other performances in the Yermolova Theater are on the level, but I do not recommend this to anyone.