STOP PRESS: Comic film actor Rebel Wilson will join the cast of Guys and Dolls in the role of Miss Adelaide for a limited eight week run from 28 June to 21 August 2016.
A JOYOUS BROADWAY MUSICAL
The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls will transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin’ in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy.
WHAT IS GUYS AND DOLLS ABOUT?
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?
ABOUT THE SHOW
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.
Miss Adelaide – Rebel Wilson
Sky Masterton – Oliver Thompsett
Nathan Detroit – Simon Lipkin
Sarah Brown – Siubhan Harrison
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