Lara Pulver and Stephen Mangan join cast of Guys and Dolls at Royal Albert Hall
Mangan joins the cast as the narrator, after performing in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party earlier this year. Pulver will be playing the role of Sarah Brown. She recently won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Gypsy at the National Theatre.
Also joining the cast will be Sharon D Clarke, ahead of her role the upcoming West End production of Caroline, or Change, and Paul Nicholas, whose West End credits include Barnum, 42nd Street, and Singing In The Rain.
Leading the cast is Adrian Lester, who will be playing Sky Masterson. Jason Manford takes on the role of Nathan Detroit, with Clive Rowe reprising his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson after playing the character in the 1997 West End revival, where he won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
The cast also includes Stephane Anelli, Dan Burton, Cory English, Julian Forsyth, Nia Jermin, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Sévan Stephan, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Davide Fienauri, Stevie Hutchinson, Ross McLaren, Meow Meow, Ebony Molina, Jo Morris, Cris Penfold, Jak Skelly, Rachel Stanley, Joe Stilgoe and Alexandra Waite-Roberts.
This will be the first time Guys and Dolls has been performed in its entirety at the venue. Telling the story of New York’s smooth gamblers and nightclub dancers, Guys and Dolls features some of Broadway’s well-known hits, including “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight”.
Guys and Dolls was last revived in the West End in 2015, starring Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker with Rebel Wilson later making her West End debut as Miss Adelaide.
It has a score by Frank Loesser, and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The concerts will be designed by Morgan Large, and have musical direction by James McKeon.