Fresh from stretching her funny bone in Spamalot, Jodie stayed the course as Dolly in Richard Bean’s award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors. Appearing in the original Haymarket production, Jodie’s Dolly was lauded as one of the strongest portrayals of the character, and a challenge that Jodie took on with great relish.
The story is set in 1960s Brighton, where one Francis Henshall becomes the minder for two separate criminals, and must keep them from meeting to avoid discovery. Dolly, the feminist bookkeeper who Francis takes a liking to, was Jodie’s first chance to show the world her skills in comedy and drama without her ever reliable singing voice, a task in which she succeeded with aplomb.
Jodie Prenger is a great choice for Dolly, one of my favourite characters in the play. It is a role that requires a strong female, and Prenger is certainly that…She has a lot of heart, and gets a couple of opportunities to show off that powerful voice that first brought her to the public’s attention.The Good Review