Based on the story and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the world-famous show follows a pair of gamblers who hit the Great White Way. It features classic numbers such as “Luck be a Lady”, “Guys and Dolls” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”.
We filmed a fun whistlestop tour around the rehearsal room a couple of weeks ago:
Nick Hytner’s production of the seminal show features set design 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, assistant direction by Lily Dyble and casting by Charlotte Sutton.
Watch clips from the sitzprobe here:
Also appearing are Jordan Castle (Harry the Horse), Cornelius Clarke (Lieutenant Brannigan), Cameron Johnson (Big Jule), Anthony O’Donnell (Arvide Abernathy), Mark Oxtoby (Benny Southstreet), Ryan Pidgen (Rusty Charlie) and Katy Secombe (General Cartwright).
Completing the cast are 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 in the ensemble.