Guys And Dolls Opens In London
“Runyonland” returns to London as audiences ask for “A Bushel and a Peck” and nothing more than that! While Broadway continues ahead into a season filled with little revivals as new musicals take the stage, tonight London welcomes back a staple familiar to both Broadway and herself. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Guys And Dolls revival in London’s West End officially opens tonight!
London’s West End welcomes to the latest Guys And Dolls revival which transfers after first being seen in Chichester Festival Theatre during Summer 2014. The musical’s return takes up residence at the Savoy Theater (Pictured Right) where previews began December 10th, 2015. The show runs for a 13 week engagement through March 12th, 2016. The production transfers to London produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions, Richard Darbourne Ltd. and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
The musical is led to London by Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide and Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson. Both are reprising their roles from the Chichester production. David Haig as Nathan Detroit and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown join the production for it’s West End return. The four are pictured left. Rounding out the rest of the cast are Lucy Jane Adcock, Abigail Brodie, Cornelius Clarke, Momar Diagne, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Lorna Gale, Nic Greenshields, Selina Hamilton, Ian Hughes, Frankie Jenna, Jacob Maynard, Neil McCaul, Genevieve Nicole, William Oxborrow, Max Parker, Carl Patrick, James Revell, Giovanni Spano, Gavin Spokes, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie Mae Sumner and Liam Wrate.
The production is helmed by Gordon Greenberg as director with Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright as choreographers. The rest of the creative team includes Peter McKintosh as designer, Tim Mitchell as lighting designer and Paul Groothuis as sound designer. Gateth Valentine provides musical supervision, musical direction and dance arrangements. Larry Blank is orchestrator with Pippa Ailion as casting director.
Luner Lowdown: London welcomes its fourth revival of Guys And Dolls just a decade after the show last bowed in the West End. That last revival ran nearly two years and almost transferred to Broadway. However, this latest transfer looks just as splendid as other classic musicals have looked, reinvented on the London stage over the past several years. Guys And Dolls, a musical theatre staple, features beloved theatre tunes such as “Adelaide’s Lament”, “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” to name just a few. This new staging of the show looks poised to breathe fresh life into a show many could consider “outdated” and reinvent it for younger generations. The scenic design specifically for this production looks stellar and practically spotless in its execution.
Happy Opening Night to all involved in the West End return of Guys And Dolls! Luner on Theatre will keep you updated not only on this production but as many West End productions as possible with our London Theatre Coverage. Visit our London Lookout Page for more! For more information, visit Guys And Dolls UK Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!