The Bridge Theatre's immersive production of the classic American musical Guys and Dolls officially opened at the London venue March 14 following previews that began March 3.
Tony winner Nicholas Hytner directs a cast featuring Daniel Mays as Nathan Detroit, Andrew Richardson as Sky Masterson, Celinde Schoenmaker as Sarah Brown, Marisha Wallace as Miss Adelaide, Cedric Neal as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Cornelius Clarke as Lieutenant Brannigan, Cameron Johnson as Big Jule, Anthony O’Donnell as Arvide Abernathy, Mark Oxtoby as Benny Southstreet, Jordan Castle as Harry the Horse, Ryan Pidgen as Rusty Charlie, and Katy Secombe as General Cartwright.
Watch highlights from the musical in the just released video above.
The ensemble includes Simon Anthony, Lydia Bannister, Kathryn Barnes, Callum Bell, Cindy Belliot, Petrelle Dias, Ike Fallon, Leslie Garcia Bowman, George Ioannides, Robbie McMillan, Perry O’Dea, Charlotte Scott, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Isabel Snaas, Sasha Wareham, and Dale White.
The first musical to be presented at The Bridge also has a set by Bunny Christie, choreography by Arlene Phillips, costumes by Deborah Andrews and Christie, associate direction and choreography by James Cousins, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti, musical direction by Tom Brady, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and casting by Charlotte Sutton.
The original Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre in November 1950, running 1,200 performances before closing November 28, 1953. Among the premiere cast were Robert Alda as Sky Masterson, Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown, Sam Levene as Nathan Detroit, and Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide. Blaine re-created her role for the 1955 film, which also starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown, and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.
The Bridge staging features seating wrapped around the action while the immersive tickets transport audiences to the streets of Manhattan and the bars of Havana.
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