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It has been announced that Nigel Lindsay will join the cast of the Olivier-nominated Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Guys and Dolls which is currently running at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End.
Lindsay will play the role of 'Nathan Detroit' from 26 May to 26 June 2016, as Richard Kind plays his final performance on 22 May 2016.
The production transferred from the Savoy Theatre in London's West End to the Phoenix Theatre, where it began performances on 19 March 2016 and is booking to 30 October 2016.
Nigel Lindsay will join a cast that also includes Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide, Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson, Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson.
The full company also includes Billy Boyle as Arvide and Jason Pennycooke as Benny, 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.
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.
Nigel Lindsay's recent theatre credits include 'Bull' (Young Vic); 'Speed the Plow' at the Playhouse Theatre, 'A Small Family Business' at the National Theatre and 'Richard II' at the RSC. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role in 'Shrek the Musical', and previously starred in 'Guys and Dolls' at the Piccadilly Theatre.
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.