Guys And Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre
Plenty of theatregoers have already lined up to see the new production of Guys and Dolls running at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, no doubt thrilled to see names like Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson in lead roles. However, from March those who are still yet to see the show will have to head to the Phoenix Theatre instead.
Guys And Dolls is transferring to the new venue half way through the month, making room for the Savoy’s next run whilst giving continued opportunities for its fans to revisit the Loesser, Burrows and Swerling musical.
It tells the story of Nathan Detroit (David Haig during the current run at the Savoy Theatre) and his dealings in the big city during the American prohibition. Dice games and other wagers are the name of the day as he attempts to make money and marry his fiancé Miss Adelaide.
Along the way we also hear the musical numbers, penned by Frank Loesser, which are as iconic as the characters and they include such well known tunes as If I Were A Bell and Luck Be A Lady, amongst others. Such songs have contributed to its long success around the world and no doubt this is also true for its current run at the Savoy as well.
Whilst it has yet to be revealed if the current cast will be making the transition with the show, crowds can still see Jamie Parker and others at the Savoy Theatre. The acclaimed performer has appeared in a wealth of the capital’s best known shows over the years, including the ever-popular The History Boys at the National Theatre (and other locations). His credits include High Society at the Old Vic Theatre and Proof at the Menier Chocolate Factor.
His continued presence in Guys And Dolls will depend on the progress of his next show, the anticipated Harry Potter stage sequel Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in which he takes on the role of the eponymous wizard, now grown up with a family. That production opens at the Palace Theatre in the summer.
Meanwhile, Guys And Dolls opens at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 19th March 2016 once its run at the Savoy Theatre ends early in the same month.