Patrick Swayze extends his run in Guys and Dolls & Cast Changes from 16 Oct 2006

Patrick Swayze extends his run in Guys and Dolls & Cast Changes from 16 Oct 2006

Patrick Swayze has extended his run as 'Nathan Detroit' in Guys and Dolls, to 25 Nov 2006 at the Piccadilly Theatre. (Except 9 - 14 Oct where he will NOT be performing. During this week the role will be played by Andrew Playfoot)

From 16 Oct 2006, Samantha Janus will take over the starring role of ‘Miss Adelaide’, Amy Nuttall ‘Sarah Brown’ and Norman Bowman ‘Sky Masterson’ . (Replacing Lynsey Britton, Kelly Price and Adam Cooper)

Samantha Janus is best known for her starring television roles in “Game On”, “Wild at Heart” and “Home Again”; she was seen on stage in Peter Hall’s production of “Betrayal”. Amy Nuttall, who will be making her West End stage debut in “GUYS AND DOLLS”, recently played ‘Eliza Doolittle’ in the Cameron Mackintosh tour of “My Fair Lady”; she played the regular lead character ‘Chloe Atkinson’ in “Emmerdale”. Norman Bowman was in the original cast of this production of “GUYS AND DOLLS” playing ‘Harry the Horse’ and played ‘Sky Masterson’ at several performances. His many other musical credits include “Les Misérables”, “West Side Story”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Cats” and ”Grease”.

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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