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Gangsters and gamblers to collide on Rugby Theatre stage

Rugby Editorial 6th Jun, 2018   0

THE CURTAIN lifts on Broadway and West End smash Guys and Dolls at Rugby Theatre this weekend.

The musical-comedy tells the story of a group of New York gangsters and gamblers who collide head-on with the ‘holy-rollers’ from Sarah Brown’s Salvation Army mission.

The score features songs like Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, and the jazz-tinged Luck Be A Lady.

Pulling all the elements together is Kenny Robinson, who is directing at Rugby Theatre for the first time.

He said: “This really is the classic musical. There’s a fabulous story, wonderful songs and colourful characters.

“And I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have such a superb cast and the backing of my brilliant choreographer, Sara Evans, musical director Liam Walker, and the Rugby Theatre backstage crew.

“It’s a long time since Guys and Dolls has been staged at Rugby – but I know it will be worth the wait.”

Among the cast are Sophie Jones as the long-suffering nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, engaged to Gwyn Wright’s down-on-his-luck Nathan Detroit for 14 years.

Andy Horsley plays high-rolling Sky Masterson who takes on a bet that he can take mission doll Sarah Brown, played by Jade Rayfield, on a date.

The show opens on Saturday June 9 and continues for a seven-performance run until June 16.

Visit or call 01788 541234 for tickets.


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