Guys & Dolls
by Frank Loesser, 5-15 December 2012

“One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you’re going to wind up with an ear full of cider.”

Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, Guys & Dolls is a twentieth century fable following the lives and loves of some of New York's most colourful lowlifes.

With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys & Dolls has been described as ‘the perfect musical’.

Set in New York City, this oddball romantic comedy introduces us to a cast of vivid characters: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight mission doll; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.


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"In the grand scheme of amateur, fringe and professional musicals, this cast perform to the absolute max with passion and humour throughout. Moreover, everyone looks like they’re having a great time doing it. London audiences should take notice of Sedos, as its creatives are clearly more than capable of giving their professional neighbours a run for their money."
thepublicreviews.com

"The bar for performance level has been set so high by countless previous productions that every new interpretation of the piece has a daunting task to match expectations and standards. Sedos… rose to the challenge with a confident, sure footed, vibrant and stylish performance, and emerged with full honours."
Sardines

"…an inventive, energetic, comedic and enjoyable musical because of the love of the material and attention to detail. The small space is home to a big ensemble of talent, expertly choreographed by Thomas Leonard in such a way that regularly leaves the audience breathless… This is a high-quality production of a favourite musical…"
Remote Goat


Cast

SKY MASTERSON - Philip Doyle
SARAH BROWN - Natasha Cowley
NATHAN DETROIT - Chris Purcell
MISS ADELAIDE - Gayle Bryans
NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON - John Bainton
BENNY SOUTHSTREET - James Franey
RUSTY CHARLIE - Bob Stanex
SOCIETY MAX - Max Wolf
HARRY THE HORSE - Matt Morden
BIG JULE - Nick Fyson
ARVIDE ABERNATHY - Michael Smith
LT BRANNIGAN - Tariq Bhatti

CRAPSHOOTERS
Alex Magliaro

Anthony Hagan
Angus Jacobs
David Meany
Matt Cameron
Tim Garrad

HOT BOX
Victoria Back
Vaughan Curry
Emma Butler
Becky Chisholm
Kim Barker
Terri Clarke

Director and designer: Chloë Faine
Co-director: Becky Smith
Musical Director: David Griffiths
Producer: Craig Topp
Choreographer: Tom Leonard


Guys & Dolls
A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

5-15 December 2012 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12.50) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances. Cash only on the door.


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Mousetrap Charity Night, Thursday 6 December, 7.30pm
50% of all ticket sales go to Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Sedos Charity of the Year.

Mindy's Cheesecake & Strudel Matinee, Saturday 8 December, 2.30pm
Come and join us for some complimentary tea or coffee and a slice of Mindy's world-famous cheesecake (or strudel) before the show. We bet you a thousand bucks that Mindy's strudel will be more popular than her cheesecake!

Saints & Sinners Gala Night, Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£15.50 concessions). Ticket includes a free drink and programme, as well as showtunes karaoke in the bar after the show.

Café Cubana Night, Friday 14 December, 7.30pm
Tickets £25 (£20 concessions). Ticket includes a free drink and a free programme. Post-show events include: a casino night in the Foundry, and a salsa class in the theatre, run by the G&D choreography team; Dress code - guys & dolls.


Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved. Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.


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