Festival 2014

CLARE FOSTER JAMIE PARKER PETER POLYCARPOU SOPHIE THOMPSON

GUYS AND DOLLS

A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of DAMON RUNYON. Music and lyrics by FRANK LOESSER. Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS

GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS

Festival Theatre

11 Aug - 21 Sep 2014

Overview

★★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★ The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Guardian, Stage, WhatsonStage (Read more)

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The cream of gambling’s high society are gathering in New York City for Nathan Detroit’s popular dice game. All the hotshot guys are here: Harry the Horse, Liver Lips Louie, Rusty Charlie and Big Jule from Chicago.

Nathan could make a fortune. Except he’s  stony-broke and can’t afford the $1,000 needed for a deposit on a room for the game. The only hope is to lay a bet he absolutely can’t lose.

Enter the iciest doll he knows, missionary zealot Sarah Brown from the Save-A-Soul Mission, and notorious player Sky Masterson, a gambler who can’t turn down a challenge. Even when the wager requires he woo pious Sarah all the
way to Havana.

‘Luck, let a gentleman see How nice a dame you can be I know the way you’ve treated other guys you’ve been with, Luck be a lady with me!’

This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical opened in 1950, winning five Tony Awards including Best Musical. It includes the hit numbers Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day and inspired the award-winning 1955 movie which starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.

American director Gordon Greenberg makes his directorial debut at Chichester with this classic Broadway musical. Choreography is by the internationally renowned dancer and Choreographer Carlos Acosta with Co-choreography by Andrew Wright (Singin' in the Rain, Barnum) The cast includes Peter Polycarpou as Nathan Detroit, returning to Chichester following his performance in The Pajama Game (2013) and Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide. Her last appearance at Chichester was in The Chalk Garden (1986).

This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Guys and Dolls is sponsored by Henry Adams, Reynolds Fine Furniture, Roussillion Park - Zero C and Seaward Properties
Supported by The Guys and Dolls Commissioning Circle


Reviews

★★★★
Chichester has done it again. After triumphant revivals of Singin' in the Rain and The Pajama Game, both of which reached the West End, now it's doing justice to the greatest golden-age musical of them all. And if Gordon Greenberg's revival ushers us in gently at first to this Damon Runyon-derived 1950 fairytale of gangsters and gamblers, showgirls and missionaries, the longer it goes along the more the troublesome real world disappears. This production is a delight.

The Times (Read more)

★★★★
'One hell of an enchanted evening. I left the theatre walking on air and with a grin of pure happiness on my face.'

Daily Telegraph (Read more)

 ★★★★
'Pure entertainment'

Daily Mail (Read more)

★★★★★
'the well-oiled Chichester hit factory powers triumphantly onwards here, offering up a production that is unfaultably fine'

Evening Standard read more

 ★★★★
‘buzzy, brassy brilliance. Take a gamble on getting tickets now - the odds are it’s going to be a smash hit'

The Stage read more

★★★★
Loesser's wonderful songs, Acosta and Wright's vibrant choreography and, above all, Thompson's stand-out performance, deliver plenty of punch and a great adornment to the newly revamped Festival Theatre.

WhatsonStage read more

★★★★
'exhilarating '

The Guardian read more


★★★★
‘Chichester Festival Theatre’s scintillating revival. An effervescent delight’

Financial Times

 

★★★★
‘terrific’

Observer Read more

 

★★★★

‘Oozes pure class. A parade of showstoppers in a pulsating evening that rocked my dinghy.’

Mail on Sunday

 

★★★★
‘Guys and Dolls is the most perfect musical comedy ever written. Gordon Greenberg’s deluxe production induces just the helpless haze of pleasure you’d been hoping for, sending you tottering out of the theatre as high as the Salvationist missionary Sarah Brown after getting blitzed on cocktails in Havana.’

Sunday Times


The Company

Creative Team

Gordon Greenberg

Director

Gordon Greenberg

Peter McKintosh

Designer

Peter McKintosh

Carlos Acosta

Choreographer

Carlos Acosta

Andrew Wright

Co-choreographer

Andrew Wright

Gareth Valentine

Dance Arrangements, Musical Supervisor & Musical Director

Gareth Valentine

Larry Blank

Orchestrator

Larry Blank

Tim Mitchell

Lighting Designer

Tim Mitchell

Paul Groothuis

Sound Designer

Paul Groothuis

Pippa Ailion

Casting Director

Pippa Ailion

Matthew Cole

Associate Choreographer

Matthew Cole

Samuel Wood

Assistant Director

Samuel Wood

Greg Arrowsmith

Assistant Musical Director

Greg Arrowsmith

Paul Benzing

Fight Director

Paul Benzing

Kay Welch

Dialect Coach

Kay Welch


Cast

Clare Foster

Clare Foster

Sarah Brown

Jamie Parker

Jamie Parker

Sky Masterson

Peter Polycarpou

Peter Polycarpou

Nathan Detroit

Sophie  Thompson

Sophie Thompson

Miss Adelaide

Karen Aspinall

Karen Aspinall

Ensemble

Lucy Banfield

Lucy Banfield

Ensemble and Assistant Choreographer

Miles Barrow

Miles Barrow

Ensemble

John Brannoch

John Brannoch

Ensemble

Stephanie Bron

Stephanie Bron

Ensemble

Nic Greenshields

Nic Greenshields

Big Jule

Mark Heenehan

Mark Heenehan

Lieutenant Brannigan

Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes

Benny

Daniel Ioannou

Daniel Ioannou

Ensemble

Melissa James

Melissa James

Ensemble

Anabel Kutay

Anabel Kutay

Ensemble

Melanie La Barrie

Melanie La Barrie

General Cartwright

Lucinda Lawrence

Lucinda Lawrence

Ensemble

Adam Margilewski

Adam Margilewski

Ensemble

Neil McCaul

Neil McCaul

Arvide Abernathy

Harry Morrison

Harry Morrison

Nicely Nicely Johnson

Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Angie the Ox

Carl Sanderson

Carl Sanderson

Rusty Charlie

Matthew Whennell-Clark

Matthew Whennell-Clark

Ensemble

Nick Wilton

Nick Wilton

Harry the Horse



Booking Info

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Running Time
2 hours and 40 minutes

Tickets

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Friday evenings/Saturday matinees and evenings
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Monday Evenings and Weekday Matinees
£15, £25, £35, £41

Tuesday-Thursday Evenings & Sunday Matinees                          £15, £25, £29, £36, £45

Discounts and concessions available

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