Guys & Dolls: Patrick Swayze & Claire Sweeney


Guys & Dolls: Patrick Swayze & Claire Sweeney

Hollywood star Patrick Swayze will make his West End stage debut starring as 'Nathan Detroit' in Guys and Dolls , at the Piccadilly Theatre on Monday 10 July. At the same time Claire Sweeney will also star as 'Miss Adelaide' . Both will star for 8 weeks

Adam Cooper and Kelly Price will continue to star as 'Sky Masterson' and 'Sarah Brown'.

Patrick Swayze's film credits include "Dirty Dancing", "Ghost" & "City of Joy". His theatre credits on Broadway include playing 'Billy Flynn' in"Chicago" in 2003.

Claire Sweeney's London stage credits 'Roxie Hart' in "Chicago" in 2001. Her TV credits include her own television show "Challenge of a lifetime", playing 'Lindsey Corkhill' in channel 4's "Brookside". She will also star in the touring show of "Guys and Dolls" from September 2006.

Guys and Dolls, opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 1 June 2005, following previews from 19 May 2005, to moderate notices from the popular press: PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Utterly elating revival..this production looks to be a sure-fire winner." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, " There is much to enjoy, passages when the show undoubtedly achieves lift-off, but it never quite achieves that sense of pure and continuous pleasure .." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "A visit to the Piccadilly will bring you terrific music, great fun, one or two excellent dance numbers..." LISA MARTLAND for THE STAGE says, "Consistently nice and even joyful but rarely does one get the gut feeling that something exciting is taking place."

Guys and Dolls has music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is directed by Michael Grandage; designed by Christopher Oram; choreography by Rob Ashford, lighting by Howard Harrison; and sound by Terry Jardine and Chris Full.

The show is produced by Howard Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group and David Lan for Clear Channel Entertainment, in association with the Donmar Warehouse's own production team.

Brings to life the Broadway of the 1940's, inhabited by gamblers, nightclub performers and members of the Salvation Army, in search of sinners to cure. The score includes numbers as 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat', 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight' and 'Take Back Your Mink'.

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