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Closed March 12, 2016

A "scintillating revival"

Financial Times

Why See Guys and Dolls?


For tickets to the Phoenix Theatre run (March 19th - October 30th, 2016 Click here)

Chichester Festival Theatre's hit revival of this West End favourite swings into the Savoy Theatre for a very limited run this Winter, before moving onto the Phoenix Theatre. Starring Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker, this is a red-hot sizzler of a musical that tells of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers. It's already made some major waves in the industry, earning itself six Olivier nominations including Best Musical Revival!

The glorious soundtrack will include some Broadway and West End favourites such as Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat and My Time of Day, and will be choreographed by none other than Cuban ballet icon, Carlos Acosta.

WHAT IS guys & dolls ABOUT?

We follow the story of footloose gambler, Nathan Detroit and his night club singer fiancee of 14 years, Miss Adelaide, whose patience is wearing rather thin with his feckless activities. But their lives are turned upside down when Nathan meets a fellow gambler, Sky Masterson and bets him $1000 that he cannot take a girl of his choice out for dinner. Brimming with exuberant self confidence, Sky agrees, only to find that the doll in question is the gorgeous yet icy "doll" Sarah Brown.

Will Sky succeed in his quest to melt her heart? Or will Nathan finally get his act together and make an honest woman out of Miss Adelaide? Well, we're certainly not going to give anything away, except that this is one heck of a thrill-ride through gangster-era New York, that can leave hearts aflame, or broken on the ground.

Premiering last Christmas at Chichester, the original leads will be reprising their roles for this West End engagement, joined by the original production team and director, the venerable New Yorker Gordon Greenberg, who has seen success on Broadway with this show, as well as retooling Disney's Tangled into an upcoming stage musical. Carlos Acosta will be choreographing the musical with the help of "Singin' In The Rain"'s Andrew Wright.

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Opening night: 6 January 2016


Suitable for ages 10+

Run time

Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission

Cast and Creative


Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide
Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson
David Haig as Nathan Detroit
Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown
Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson

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, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie Mae Sumner and Liam Wrate.


Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Choreography by Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright
Musical direction by Gareth Valentine
Design by Peter McKintosh
Lighting design by Tim Mitchell
Sound design by Paul Groothius
Orchestration by Larry Blank.
Casting by Pippa Ailion
Produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainments


2016 Olivier Nominations

Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Musical Revival
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical

What we thought

NOSTALGIC Silly fluff

it feels very old-fashioned, regardless of its setting. Enjoyable, but rather forgettable.

The Savoy Theatre has been making a name for itself lately as the home of London's mid 20th Century revivals, seeing off a barn stomping Gypsy late last year and expecting Funny Girl with Sheridan Smith in the spring.

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