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Guys & Dolls

Production Team

Alison & Kevin Hirons

Musical Director
Rehearsals - Norma Kift
Show week - Liam Walker

Debbie Mitchell & Alison Hirons

Show week
21st - 25th April 2020

Redditch Palace Theatre


Ticket Prices
£18 per ticket


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Book By Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

Studley Operatic Society presents Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.


New York’s most infamous floating crap-game organizer, Nathan Detroit, is always one step ahead of the NYPD Police Department. He needs to find $1,000 cash to pay a garage owner so he can host the next biggest crap-game in town. Confidently he bets that notorious gambler, Sky Masterson, cannot get the straight-laced missionary worker, Sarah Brown, out on a date in Havana, Cuba. Despite some resistance, Sky finally negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission.

Meanwhile, Nathan has his own relationship problems to deal with. His fiancée Adelaide, who he has been engaged to for fourteen years, is growing drastically impatient of waiting for him to walk her down the aisle. When bets and love seem at odds, the characters are called to question their priorities to make things right. Featuring some of Broadway’s greatest show stopping tunes, including: ‘Luck Be a Lady’, ‘Sit Down you’re Rockin' the Boat’ and ‘My Time of Day'.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys & Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks  and Olivier Awards. The Musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.​

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Guys and Dolls - SOS 2019

Cast List

Nicely-Nicely Johnson - John Reeves
Benny Southstreet - Dylan Faulkner
Rusty Charlie - Jeremy Dobbins
Sarah Brown - Sophie Hill
Arvide Abernathy - Julien Bissell
Agatha - Claire Evans
Calvin - Peter Draycott
Martha - Lorraine Hill
Harry The Horse - Tom Bowes
Lt Brannigan Uncast
Nathan Detroit - Hugh Duck

Angie The Ox - Kieron Hoult
Miss Adelaide - Jessica Horabin
Sky Masterson - Steve Hyde
General Cartwright - Janet Fryer
Big Jule - Matt Bridgewater
Master of Ceremonies - Steve Lengden


Hot Box Girls

Debbie Mitchell
Cassie Rivett
Lisa Smith
Joy Sidaway

Bobbie Soxers

Ellen May Evans
Ellie Lengden

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