Cast announced for Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix
Casting has been announced for the upcoming transfer of the Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Guys and Dolls which will transfer from the Savoy Theatre in London's West End to the Phoenix Theatre, beginning performances on 19 March 2016, where it is booking to 30 October 2016.
Samantha Spiro will join the cast as Miss Adelaide, alongside Richard Kind as Nathan Detroit and Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson. Continuing in their roles from the Savoy to the Phoenix Theatre are Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson.
New members of the cast at the Phoenix are Billy Boyle as Arvide and Jason Pennycooke as Benny, with the rest of the cast transferring from the Savoy Theatre: Lucy Jane Adcock, Abigail Brodie, Cornelius Clarke, Momar Diagne, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Lorna Gale, Nic Greenshields, Selina Hamilton, Frankie Jenna, Alec Mann, Jacob Maynard, Genevieve Nicole, William Oxborrow, Max Parker, Carl Patrick, James Revell, Giovanni Spano, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie Mae Sumner and Liam Wrate.
At the Phoenix Theatre, the production will play an altered performance schedule with four matinees, on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and a Sunday performance. There will be no evening performances on Monday or Tuesday.
Guys and Dolls opened at London's Savoy Theatre on 6 January 2016, following previews from 10 December 2015, for a thirteen week limited run which is booking to 12 March 2016.
The show is based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
"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 night-club 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. The wager: 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?"
Gordon Greenberg directs, with choreography by Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright, set design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Paul Groothuis. The musical director is Gareth Valentine.
The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and 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’. It is based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon, who was known for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York.
Guys and Dolls is produced in the West End by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions, Richard Darbourne Ltd and Tulchin Bartner Productions.