Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nominated for 6 Olivier Awards – including Best Musical Revival – Guys and Dolls is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre.
This sizzling tale of New York gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers will leave you ‘walking on air’ (Daily Telegraph) with a glorious evening featuring some of Broadway’s greatest show stopping tunes, including Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day.
With dazzling choreography by world renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright (Singin’ in the Rain and Barnum), and direction from New York’s Gordon Greenberg, this ‘production leaves the whole audience purring with pleasure’ (Times).
A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls is one feel good show you won’t want to miss.
There’s A New Doll In Town! Hollywood actress and star of Pitch Perfect Rebel Wilson joins the cast as the long-suffering Miss Adelaide for a limited 8 week run from 28 June 2016 until 21 August 2016.
Guys and Dolls will run from 19 March 2016 until 21 August 2016 at the Phoenix Theatre.
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out.
Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson (Jamie Parker), a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice.
Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission.
Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?
The cast includes Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide, Nigel Lindsay as Nathan Detroit, Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson, Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson.
Completing the new cast at the Phoenix are Billy Boyle as Arvide and Jason Pennycooke as Benny, with the rest of the cast transferring from the Savoy Theatre: Lucy Jane Adcock, Abigail Brodie, Cornelius Clarke, Momar Diagne, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Lorna Gale, Nic Greenshields, Selina Hamilton, Frankie Jenna, Alec Mann, Jacob Maynard, Genevieve Nicole, William Oxborrow, Max Parker, Carl Patrick, James Revell, Giovanni Spano, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie Mae Sumner and Liam Wrate.
Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Cuban dancer and former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright whose credits include Chichester Festival Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain. It is based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
★★★★ “expert revival plays its cards right” The Guardian
★★★★ “truly irresistible” Evening Standard
★★★★ “shivers of delight at every turn” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “the show looks, sounds and dances up a storm” The Stage