One Man, Two Guvnors star Owain Arthur has joined the cast of the five-star immersive production of Guys and Dolls.
Arthur will take over in the show from Daniel Mays from 17 July 2023, with Mays then returning on 16 October.
Marking the venue’s first musical in its history, the show is now booking through to 24 February 2024.
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”, “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”.
Director Nick Hytner’s production, which received a glowing five-star review from Sarah Crompton, 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.
The current cast is led by Mays (Line of Duty) as Nathan Detroit, Andrew Richardson (A Call to Spy) as Sky Masterson, Celinde Schoenmaker (The Light in the Piazza) as Sarah Brown, Marisha Wallace (Waitress) as Miss Adelaide and Cedric Neal (Back to the Future) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson.
Also appearing are Jordan Castle (as Harry the Horse), Cornelius Clarke (as Lieutenant Brannigan), Cameron Johnson (as Big Jule), Anthony O’Donnell (as Arvide Abernathy), Mark Oxtoby (as Benny Southstreet), Ryan Pidgen (as Rusty Charlie) and Katy Secombe (as General Cartwright).
Completing the cast are Iroy Abesamis, Simon Anthony, Lydia Bannister, Kathryn Barnes, Callum Bell, Cindy Belliot, Petrelle Dias, Ike Fallon, Leslie Garcia Bowman, George Ioannides, Robbie McMillan, Perry O’Dea, James Revell, Charlotte Scott, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Isabel Snaas, Sasha Wareham and Dale White in the ensemble.