These guys and dolls present Guys and Dolls

The Wokingham Paper - - LEISURE -

NEXT month, EBOS will present a new ver­sion of the ev­er­pop­u­lar mu­sic Guys and Dolls.

The play is a the­atre clas­sic and opened on Broad­way back in the 1950s, where it won a Tony award for best mu­si­cal. A film adap­ta­tion fol­lowed, star­ring Mar­lon Brando and Frank Si­na­tra.

Their tal­ent soon im­mor­talised the songs Luck be a Lady and Guys and Dolls.

Stand­ing the test of time, Guys and Dolls had a West

End re­vival in 2015, tak­ing nom­i­na­tions in ev­ery ma­jor award category at the Lau­rence Olivier Awards.

Set in New York City, this ro­man­tic com­edy sees long­time gam­bler Nathan Detroit des­per­ately try­ing to se­cure a lo­ca­tion for his il­le­gal craps game and stay one step ahead of the au­thor­i­ties, while man­ag­ing his long-suf­fer­ing fi­ancé Miss Ade­laide and their 14-year en­gage­ment!

Nathan turns to fel­low gam­bler Sky Master­son with a propo­si­tion, hop­ing to win the nec­es­sary dough plac­ing a bet “he can­not lose”.

Suck­ered in by Nathan, Sky ends up pur­su­ing mis­sion­ary Sergeant Sarah Brown.

Will Nathan’s Craps game float again? Or will Sky win over Miss Sarah and take the mis­sion doll to Ha­vana?

Frank Loesser’s score in­cludes some of mu­si­cal the­atre’s most well-known songs, in­clud­ing Sit Down, You’re Rock­ing the Boat. The show prom­ises to be a great night out for ev­ery­one who parts with their dough for a slice of the ac­tion.

EBOS di­rec­tor and chore­og­ra­pher Natalie Hayl­lor said: “As a show, Guys and Dolls of­fers ev­ery­thing from love, laughs and High stakes Dice Games set to a beau­ti­ful score against a dy­namic 1950’s New York back­drop. Our 17-strong en­sem­ble cast have worked tire­lessly to bring all the char­ac­ters of Broad­way to life in what will be a fast paced ac­tion filled evening of The­atre”.

Guys and Dolls will be per­formed at the Wilde The­atre in South Hill Park from Tues­day, July 17 to Satur­day, July 21. Cur­tain up is at 7.45pm nightly and there’s a Satur­day mati­nee at 2.30pm. Tick­ets costs £21 and con­ces­sions and group rates are avail­able.

For more de­tails, or to book, log on to www.south­hill­ or call the box office on 01344 484 123.

Pic­ture: Sa­van­nah Pho­to­graphic

Re­hearsals for EBOS’s new show, Guys and Dolls, are cur­rently un­der way, the show opens next month at South Hill Park

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