PREVIEW: See Guys and Dolls at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

Photo by Johan Persson
Photo by Johan Persson
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A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s revival of the hugely popular and multi award-winning musical is at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday June 21 to Saturday June 25.

The show,based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including My Time of Day, Luck be a Lady and the show-stopping Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

Maxwell Caulfield (Emmerdale, Grease 2) plays the role of Nathan Detroit with Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street, Ghost the Musical, Call the Midwife) as Sky Masterson and Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita) as Adelaide.

Nathan Detroit is desperate, he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan can’t lose?

Tickets are priced from £20 - £49. Visit www.trch.co.uk.