Richard Fleeshman, Maxwell Caulfield, Louise Dearman and Anna O’Byrne will lead the cast of the UK tour of Guys and Dolls, which opens at the Liverpool Empire in March 2016.
Fleeshman, whose credits include Coronation Street, Call The Midwife, Ghost the Musical and Urinetown will play Sky Masterson alongside Dearman as Miss Adelaide. Dearman’s theatre credits include Kiss Me Kate, Wicked and Evita. Caulfield whose credits include the Tony Award winning production of The Elephant Man and the National Theatre’s transfer of An Inspector Calls on Broadway, will play Nathan Detroit and Anna O’Byrne will play Sarah Brown. O’Byrne’s theatre credits include Sweeney Todd and Love Never Dies.
Completing the cast will be Jack Edwards as Nicely Nicely Johnson, Peter Harding as Arvide Abernathy, Anthony McGill as Lt Brannigan, Mark Sangster as Benny Southstreet, Melanie Marshall as General Cartwright, Craig Pinder as Harry the Horse/Joey Biltmore, Cameron Johnson as Big Julie, Christopher Howell as Rusty Charlie.
The ensemble includes Eamonn Cox, Jamal Crawford, Jonny Godbold, Ross Lee Fowkes, Aron Wild, Kiel Payton, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Ruthie Stephens, Bethany Linsdell, Hannah Cauchi, Chloe Chambers, Danielle Stephen, Abigayle Honeywill and Lucy Ashenden.
The production was originally a Chichester Festival Theatre production directed by Gordon Greenberg. The West End run has now extended, booking at the Phoenix Theatre until October 2016.
Guys and Dolls is a musical based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon. It follows the tales of gangsters in New York and the love story between a gambling man and a Salvation Army woman and features songs such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat”.