Guys & Dolls Tickets

Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Performance Timings
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Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

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GUYS AND DOLLS comes to London's Royal Albert Hall for only 3 performances. Book your Guys and Dolls tickets now to guarantee your seats to this extremely limited run!

This semi-staged concert brings the beloved musical comedy Guys and Dolls to the Royal Albert Hall for three performances only! Directed and choreographed by 2 time Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear of Gypsy and Singin’ in the Rain, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra comes together with an all star cast to make a night like no other!

Guys and Dolls live in Concert at Royal Albert Hall brings New York City to the heart of London. Gamblers, nightclub singers and gangsters roll the dice and play the odds in this musical comedy of saints and sinners, love, lies and redemption. Featuring some of Broadway’s biggest show stopping numbers like Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, and My Time of Day this semi-staged concert brings your favourite numbers to life. Guys and Dolls tickets in London are extremely limited!

Guys and Dolls' London performance sees Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense) narrate this night to remember and he is joined by a star studded cast. Smooth talker Sky Masterson is played by Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester (Company, As You Like It, Othello) with international cabaret star Meow Meow as sweet but sniffly nightclub singer Miss Adelaide. No-good Nathan Detroit is brought to life by Jason Manford (8 Out of 10 Cats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown is played by Olivier Award winning actress Lara Pulver (Sherlock, Gypsy), along with Joe Stilgoe and Clive Rowe as Benny Southstreet and Nicely-Nicely Johnson.

Tickets for Guys and Dolls are sure to sell out fast so book now to keep Lady Luck on your side!


Guys & Dolls Synopsis

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his crap game quickly - but he doesn’t have the dough to secure the one location he finds. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached.

Nathan bets Sky that he can’t take the “doll” of Nathan’s choosing to Havana, Cuba, with him on a date. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses uptight Evangelist Sergeant Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Sky thinks he’s been duped, but he’s in for even more of a surprise when his efforts to woo Sarah are so successful that he falls in love with her himself! Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”

Important information

Running time
2 hours 30 minutes.
Booking Until
Sat, 20 October 2018
Cast

Guys & Dolls Cast

Sky Masterson Adrian Lester
Nathan Detroit Jason Manford
Sarah Brown Lara Pulver
Miss Adelaide Meow Meow
Narrator Stephen Mangan
Nicely Nicely Johnson Clive Rowe
Arvide Abernathy Paul Nicholas
General Cartwright Sharon D Clarke
Benny Southstreet Joe Stilgoe
Rusty Charlie Cory English
Agatha Alexis Owen Hobbs
Martha Nia Jermin
Calvin Matthew Whennell-Clark
Big Jule Sévan Stephan
Harry the Horse Dan Burton
Lt Brannigan Julian Forsyth
Angie the Ox Stephane Annelli


Creatives

Stephen Mear Director/Choreographer

James McKeon Musical Director

Morgan Large Designer

Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Reviews

Guys & Dolls Critics & Reviews

****
‘Rebel Wilson's West End debut is pitch-perfect’
Guardian

****
This is Guys and Dolls as no one has seen it before, for you’ve never seen a doll quite like Rebel Wilson.’
The Times

****
‘Zany Rebel Wilson scores a hit! ...in the most irresistible of all Broadway musicals’
Evening Standard

****
‘Greenberg’s slick revival… remains a thing of sheer joy.’
Metro



Guys and Dolls

The high-rollin' musical classic is back, now with added Rebel Wilson

Hollywood comedian Rebel Wilson is a slightly random but certainly not unwelcome addition to the cast of the West End's 'Guys and Dolls'.

Gordon Greenberg's production has been running in London - first at the Savoy, now at the Phoenix - since the end of last year, and hasn't hitherto relied on celebrity casting. But Wilson’s arrival seems mutually convenient: this revival of the classic New York-set gangsters musical gets a commercial shot in the arm during the traditionally slow summer months; big musicals nut Wilson gets to live out her dreams for a limited stint (she’s there until Aug 21) without the pressure that comes with being tasked with carrying a brand new production.

I say her casting is slightly random, because for all its ebullience, silliness and sly wit, 'Guys and Dolls' is an very classy 1950 musical. Nobody swears, nobody farts. Wilson is a very modern comic actor, from a world where everybody swears and everybody farts. Her take on ditzy, 14-years engaged cabaret dancer Miss Adelaide is more vulgar and more stylised than most: lustily grabbing crotches, pulling weird facial expressions, speaking in a glue-thick Brooklyn accent that makes it sound like she’s just been lobotomised; inevitably having fun with her plus-size physicality during her two big numbers. In isolation, it genuinely works, because Wilson is a funny woman. When she interacts with somebody else, it kind of doesn’t, because her aggressively laugh-mining style is at odds with the more soulful performances from around her. But that’s okay: most of Adelaide’s scenes are pretty standalone, substantially based on a couple of OTT song-and-dance umbers, which she dispatches with gleeful brio.

And the show has strong enough fundamentals to handle her. Now on its third set of leads, the cast isn’t quite as tip-top as the initial one, but there are still plenty of survivors from back then: it’s wonderful to see Gavin Spokes still there with his Olivier-nominated turn as affable gangster Nicely Nicely. His barnstorming rendition of climatic faux gospel number ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat’ is still utterly sublime, a reminder that ‘Guys and Dolls’ is bigger than any one actor.


BY: ANDRZEJ LUKOWSKI

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Venue Info

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

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The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, in the City of Westminster, London, England, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941
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