Guys and Dolls in Bath
PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 April 2011
THE stage is set for an evening of high-spirited entertainment as Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society presents one of Broadway’s most popular musicals Frank Loesser’s heart-warming love story Guys And Dolls.
Featuring a 45-strong company under the direction of Alan Spencer, the production appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from April 26-30.
In 1940s New York, small-time gambler Nathan Detroit desperately needs $1,000.
On the other hand, neighbourhood missionary, Sarah Brown desperately needs ‘one dozen genuine sinners’.
In order to get the cash, Nathan bets the highest roller of them all, Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next woman he sees fall in love with him, and when that lady happens to be Sarah Brown, the odds are stacked against him. But all bets are off when Sky falls in love.
Saints and sinners combine for an unforgettable evening’s entertainment filled with colourful characters including Adelaide, the night club singer and Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée, Nicely Nicely Johnson, Angie the Ox, Brandy Bottle Bates, Rusty Charlie and Harry the Horse.
This fast-paced show features breathtaking dance routines and many classic songs such as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat, I’ve Never Been in Love Before, and, the wonderful title song, Guys and Dolls.
Guys and Dolls will feature a professional orchestra conducted by musical director Peter Blackwood. Peter, who hails from Belfast, has directed the music for nearly 200 theatre productions.
Established in 1894, Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society has performed 254 productions during its 117 year history. Recent productions at the Theatre Royal Bath include Oliver! in 2009, for which they won the regional National Operatic and Dramatic Association Award for excellence, and The Gondoliers in 2010.
Tickets, priced £12-28, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or at www.theatreroyal.org.uk