Take a trip to prohibition-era New York when Guys and Dolls comes to Bristol

Posted on Jun 22 2016 - 11:00am by Samantha Clark
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GUYS AND DOLLS

The Bristol Hippodrome

12 – 16 July 2016

Following critical acclaim and announcing an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will tour throughout the UK arriving at The Bristol Hippodrome theatre from 12 – 16 July 2016. Casting for the tour includes Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street, Ghost the Musical, Call the Midwife) as Sky Masterson, Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Emmerdale, The Colbys) as Nathan Detroit, Louise Dearman* (Wicked, Evita) as Adelaide and Anna O’Byrne (Love Never Dies) as Sarah Brown.

Guys and Dolls UK Tour

Guys and Dolls UK Tour Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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, 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?

A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America. This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical, based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including ‘My Time of Day’, ‘Luck be a Lady’ and the show-stopping ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’.  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.

Guys and Dolls UK Tour

Guys and Dolls UK Tour Photo Credit: Johan Persson

The music and lyrics are by Frank Loesser, whose credits include How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and the song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’. The book is by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Burrows’ credits include How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Swerling’s credits include the seminal film It’s A Wonderful Life.

Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics:                                              Frank Loesser

Book:                                                                    Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Director:                                                              Gordon Greenberg

Designer:                                                             Peter McKintosh

Choreography:                                                  Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright

Musical Supervisor, Musical Director and Dance Arrangements:                           Gareth Valentine

Orchestrator:                                                     Larry Blank

Lighting Designer:                                            Tim Mitchell

Sound Designer:                                               Paul Groothuis

Casting Director:                                               Pippa Ailion

UK tour Casting:                                               Anne Vosser

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys and Dolls is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions, Richard Darbourne Ltd and Tulchin Bartner Productions.

*Louise Dearman will not be performing as Adelaide on the 15th/16th July.

GUYS AND DOLLS

Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th July

Evenings at 7.30 pm

Matinees on Wed/Thu/Sat at 2.30 pm

Tickets from £15.00 – Concessions available on certain performances

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