Guys and Dolls has announced Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Thursday 26th May until Sunday 26th June 2016. Nigel will be taking over from Richard Kind, who will play his final performance of Nathan Detroit on Sunday 22nd May 2016.
Nigel Lindsay has enjoyed a fruitful career on both stage and screen, including playing Nathan Detroit in the 2015 West End production.
Plot: Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?
A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America. This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical, based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including My Time of Day, Luck be a Lady and the show-stopping Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat. Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Cuban dancer and former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright whose credits include Chichester Festival Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain.
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