Chichester Festival Theatre’s public and critically acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls is set to transfer to the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End later this year for a limited 13-week run.
The Savoy Theatre is currently home to Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton, another of Chichester Festival Theatre’s sell-out shows. Guys and Dolls will follow Gypsy after it finishes its run in November 2015.
Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordan Greenberg and the transfer to the West End will see the original Chichester cast reprise their roles. Jamie Parker will once again play the charming Sky Masterson, Sophie Thompson will play Miss Adelaide, and Clare Foster will play Sarah Brown.
The show is designed by Peter McKintosh and choreographed by Carlos Acosta. Lighting design is by Tim Mitchell, with sound design by Paul Groothuis. The musical director is Gareth Valentine.
Guys and Dolls has music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. It was adapted into a film in 1955 that stared Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine and Frank Sinatra.
Guys and Dolls contains some of musical theatres most iconic songs such as, ‘Luck Be a Lady’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’. It has been revived all over the globe and is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Guys and Dolls will open at the Savoy Theatre from 10 December 2015 and run for 13 weeks.