Owain Arthur Returns to London Guys and Dolls Opposite Timmika Ramsay's Miss Adelaide Starting February 28 | Playbill

International News Owain Arthur Returns to London Guys and Dolls Opposite Timmika Ramsay's Miss Adelaide Starting February 28

Nicholas Hytner directs the immersive production of the classic musical at the Bridge Theatre.

Owain Arthur and Timmika Ramsay Craig Sugden

The Bridge Theatre's immersive production of the classic American musical Guys and Dolls welcomes the return of Owain Arthur (One Man, Two Guvnors; The History Boys; Coffee Wars) to the role of Nathan Detroit beginning February 28. The actor temporarily replaced Daniel Mays this past summer.

Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed staging also features a new Miss Adelaide starting February 28: Timmika Ramsay (Moulin Rouge!, Cinderella). George Ioannides and Celinde Schoenmaker continue as, respectively, Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown.

Other new additions to the cast include Jonathan Andrew Hume (Come from Away) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Ryan Pidgen (Matilda) as Benny Southstreet, Tori Scott (The Cher Show) as General Cartwright, Niall Buggy (To Kill A Mockingbird) as Arvide Abernathy, TJ Lloyd as Rusty Charlie, and Dashaun Vegas as Harry the Horse plus new ensemble cast members Katie Bradley, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Filippo Coffano, Eamonn Cox, Kamilla Fernandes, Alex Given, Lucie Horsfall, Hollie Jane Stephens, Dominic Lamb, Siân Nathaniel-James, Sophie Pourret, Nathan Rigg, Pierce Rogan, and Samuel Routley.

These artists join Cornelius Clarke as Lieutenant Brannigan, Cameron Johnson as Big Jule, ensemble member Saffi Needham, and swings Iroy Abesamis, James Revell, Charlotte Scott, and Dale White.

The production opened at the London venue March 14, 2023, following previews that began March 3. The production subsequently won Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

The first musical to be presented at The Bridge also has a set by Bunny Christie, choreography by Arlene Phillips and James Cousins, costumes by Deborah Andrews and Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti, musical supervision and arrangements by Tom Brady, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, associate direction by Cousins and Lily Dyble, casting by Charlotte Sutton, fight direction by Kate Waters, and wigs, hair, and make-up by Campbell Young Associates.

Based on the story and characters of Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls has music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

The original Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre in November 1950, running 1,200 performances before closing November 28, 1953. Among the premiere cast were Robert Alda as Sky Masterson, Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown, Sam Levene as Nathan Detroit, and Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide. Blaine re-created her role for the 1955 film, which also starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown, and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.

The Bridge staging features seating wrapped around the action while the immersive tickets transport audiences to the streets of Manhattan and the bars of Havana.

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Photos: See London's Immersive Production of Guys and Dolls at The Bridge Theatre

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