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
11 Aug - 21 Sep 2014
‘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!’
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.
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).
Guys and Dolls is sponsored by Henry Adams, Reynolds Fine Furnture, Rousillion Park - Zero C and Seaward Properties
Supported by The Guys and Dolls Commissioning Circle
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Friday evenings/Saturday matinees and evenings
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