The Hypocrite, Hull Truck Theatre review: Richard Bean returns to One Man, Two Guvnors form with a brilliantly entertaining new farce

The Hypocrite, Hull Truck Theatre review: Richard Bean returns to One Man, Two Guvnors form with a brilliantly entertaining new farceHull-born playwright Richard Bean’s contribution to his home-town’s 2017 City of Culture jamboree is the closest he has come to achieving an evening of sublimely funny, knock-about mirth to rival his mega-hit of 2011 One Man, Two Guvnors (which also incidentally ushered in the Golden Age of James Corden). Bean did the state some service in his hot-off-the-press satire on Fleet Street’s phone-hacking scandal, Great Britain, back in 2014, and did Sheffield a favour with his innovative snooker drama The Nap last year. In 1642, Sir John Hotham, then Governor of Hull (and all-round local big-wig) was charged by Parliament with securing the city’s arsenal and barring Charles I from entry – which he did, dealing a significant blow to the monarch’s cause.


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