Guys & Dolls
- Start Date
- Tuesday 10 December 2019
- The Eccleston Theatre, Pendleton Sixth Form College
- Event Description
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Joseph Meighan
Musical Direction by Neil G Bennett
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.
Set in New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they have been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough and Sky ends up chasing the straight laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser.
A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe. www.mtishows.co.uk
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