Opera Scotland

Guys and Dolls

Tours by decade

1980s - 2 tours

1981 - Royal Lyceum Theatre Company
Fully Staged with Orchestra
1985 - National Theatre Company
Fully Staged with Orchestra

2000s - 1 tour

2006 - Donmar Warehouse Productions
Fully Staged with Orchestra

Tours by location

Music

Frank Loesser

Text

Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling (Book)

Frank Loesser (Lyrics)

Source

Story by Damon Runyon

 

Premieres

First Performance:  New York (46th Street Theatre), 24 November 1950.

First Performance in UK: London (Coliseum), 28 May 1953.

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

 

Background

A musical fable of Broadway in two acts, Guys and Dolls is frequently considered one of the greatest, and sometimes the absolute greatest of the Broadway musicals.  There are two romantic couples.  Firstly young Sarah Brown, of the Salvation Army, tames a compulsive gambler, Sky Masterson.  Miss Adelaide, a nightclub singer, eventually tames Nathan Detroit.

In recent years a superb London staging by Richard Eyre at the National Theatre was a great success in 1982, later touring to Scotland.

 

Characters

Miss Adelaide of the Hot Box Club

Nathan Detroit

Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Benny Southstreet

Rusty Charlie

Sarah Brown

Arvide Abernethy

Sky Masterson

Big Jule

Harry the Horse

Angie the Ox

General Matilda B Cartwright

The Cast

Agatha
 of the Mission Band
Angie the Ox
 a Crap-Shooter
Arvide Abernathy
 
Benny Southstreet
 
Big Jule
 
Brandy Bottle Bates
 a Crap-Shooter
Calvin
 of the Mission Band
Crap-shooter 1
 
Crap-shooter 2
 
Drunk
 
General Matilda B Cartwright
 
Harry the Horse
 
Hot Box Girl 1
 
Hot Box Girl 2
 
Hot Box Girl 3
 
Hot Box Girl 4
 
Hot Box Girl 5
 
Hot Box Girl 6
 
Hot Horse Herbie
 a Crap-Shooter
Joey Biltmore
 
Joey Perhaps
 a Crap-Shooter
Lieutenant Brannigan
 
Liverlips Louis
 a Crap-Shooter
Martha
 of the Mission Band
Master of Ceremonies
 
Mimi Schultz
 
Miss Adelaide
 of the Hot Box Club
Nathan Detroit
 
Nicely-Nicely Johnson
 
Regret
 a Crap-Shooter
Rusty Charlie
 
Sarah Brown
 
Scranton Slim
 a Crap-Shooter
Sky Masterson
 
Sky Rocket
 a Crap-Shooter
Society Max
 a Crap-Shooter
Waiter
 at the Hot Box

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