To celebrate the announcement that the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys & Dolls will be arriving in London from 10th December, the production have released a very special ‘Luck Be a Lady’ animated poster, which can be viewed here:
As I have said before, Guys & Dolls for me is a fantastic musical – filled with amazing songs such as ‘A Bushel and a Peck’, ‘If I were a Bell’ and ‘Take Back Your Mink’ to name a few.
The Chichester Festival Theatre production went down well with critics (I haven’t seen it so I can’t comment) and I was in all honesty waiting for this to transfer to London – adding to the long list of West End transfers that the theatre has had in recent years.
This latest production is directed by Gordon Greenberg and will feature the choreography of Carlos Acosta – the renowned dancer.
So far, only two cast members have been announced – with Sophie Thompson reprising her role as Miss Adelaide and Jamie Parker reprising his role of Sky Masterson.
So why do I love Guys & Dolls? I was first introduced to it when I saw the film version starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, falling in love with the humour, the characters and the story.
It is a fun (although some might say superficial) musical to watch that never fails to put a smile on my face, with music that is toe-tappingly good throughout.
While it might lack in drama and plot, it more than makes up for these flaws in the strength of the characters and sense of humour that it possesses that won’t fail to charm even the most hard-hearted of people.
This run of the musical at the Savoy Theatre (currently showing Gypsy), is for a limited season only and is booking until the 12th March 2016. If you are thinking of going and want to book now there are £25 tickets for Grand Circle seats for every performance!
For more information about the London run visit: http://www.guysanddollsthemusical.co.uk/