A TALENTED cast pulled off an impressive rendition of One Man Two Guvnors at Christchurch’s Regent Centre last night.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small East End hood, in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancé.

But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Sound confusing? It was at first, as with most farce, but soon we were carried away in the fun of it all.

The cast were faultless, throwing themselves into the slapstick humour with seemingly endless energy.

This was the opening night and they might find themselves bruised by the end of the run on Saturday, October 5.

Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldini, the new English version by playwright Richard Bean has had success in the recent past starring James Corden.

Rob Tuck boldly took on the role of Henshall in this production by the Regent Rep and put in a stellar performance.

There were laugh-out-loud moments aplenty, plus some audience participation.

Frequent musical interludes gave the cast a chance to show off their vocals, and conjured up the feel of the 1963 setting.

Right up to the grand finale, where the farce was resolved with happy endings, this was a fun night of comedy from a great team of actors.