Guys and Dolls set for Brockenhurst College stage
OFTEN hailed as the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls will be on stage at Brockenhurst College next week.
Students from the college’s performing arts academy will be accompanied by a professional orchestra led by Phil Handy.
The story follows a hilarious cast of characters from Times Square to Havana, such as gambler Nathan Detroit as he evades the authorities; Adelaide, his girlfriend and a nightclub performer who laments their 14-year engagement; and unlikely lovebirds Sky Masterson (a gambler) and Sarah Brown (a missionary).
With wit and romance, Guys and Dolls proves that eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
The original production was staged on Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances, winning the Tony Award for best musical.
There have been a number of revivals since including a 1996 West End version that won three Olivier Awards. The musical was also turned into a 1954 film starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Gene Simmons.
Guys and Dolls is based on a story, The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown, with characters by Damon Runyon.
It celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, such as Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.
The amateur production will open on Thursday 7th April at 7pm. Three further performances will take place on Friday 8th at 7pm and Saturday 9th at 2pm and 7pm.
Tickets are £16 and are on sale by visiting www.brock.ac.uk/g&d