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Guys and Dolls – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director:  Michael Buffong Reviewer: May Mellstrom The Christmas production at the Royal Exchange is always a highlight of the festive period, providing a welcome alternative in the panto season.  Widely regarded as one of the finest Broadway musicals of all time, Guys and Dolls can hardly be considered a ...

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Guys and Dolls – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Runyonland is a strange place. It inhabits Broadway, but it’s not the glitzy neon Broadway; no Runyonland is the seedier underbelly, a Broadway of the Great Depression and Prohibition, peopled by those outside the law: hoodlums and criminals ...

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Guys and Dolls – Bristol Hippodrome

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Claire Hayes Marry the Man Today may not seem the sort of sentiment to be accepted lightly by a theatre-going audience in 2016, especially given the blatant shortcomings of the potential grooms. Hitching up with low-life crap shooters Nathan Detroit and ...

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Guys and Dolls – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: R G Balgray Damon Runyon’s New York stories are firmly locked in time and place, but they crackle with energy and humour. At the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this week, the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls goes a long way ...

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Guys and Dolls – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Reviewer: Marina Spark The latest large-scale touring production of the 1950s classic Broadway musicalGuys and Dollsis in Plymouth this week bringing swing and jazz to the Theatre Royal's Lyric stage. The much-loved show has stood the test of time and ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Grand, Leeds

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Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music: Frank Loesser Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Reviewer: Sue Collier Guys and Dolls tells the story of a group of New York underground gambling men during the American prohibition period. In this Chichester Festival Theatre production, the two principal male characters of Sky Masterson and Nathan ...

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Guys and Dolls – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows Music &Lyrics: Frank Loesser Choreography: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys So successful is Chichester Festival Theatre's 2014 production of Guys and Dolls, that not only has it made the transfer to the West End but has also spawned a comprehensive national tour. Sad to say, however, it appears to have ...

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Guys and Dolls – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Abe Burrows &Jo Swerling Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Charlie Senate     The Olivier Award nominated West End revival of Loesser and Burrows’ much-loved Guys and Dolls has opened the second leg of its UK tour at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre with a new cast, and it sure seems like the entire city just rolled sevens. ...

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