Preview: Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls is Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping musical comedy based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon. This year, Swansea University’s Performing Arts Societies are performing this timeless classic as their third annual musical.

Featuring some of musical theatre’s most memorable tunes, including the dreamy “I’ve Never Been In Love Before”, the classic “Luck Be A Lady”, and the iconic “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat”, this show promises to be a treat for audiences of all ages.
This year, the show boasts of an extremely talented cast of actors, singers, and dancers from across the University’s Performing Arts Societies who will leave you laughing, dancing, and crying throughout the evening. Working behind the scenes are a skilled team, including directors; Jevan Cannon and James Hill, musical directors; Catrin John and Will Bennett, choreographers; Sophie Bishop and Sarah McIntyre, technical director; Reuben Das, and artistic director; Niamh Grady. Members of the cast and crew come from the Choral society, the Dance society, Shoreline Theatre, Show Choir, the Live Music society, and the Musicians’ society.

Nathan Detroit (Nathan Woodford-Rôtt) is a small time gambler looking to facilitate one big craps game for some high rollers, including Big Jule (Kojo Otu) and Sky Masterson (Caelan Sailes), but there’s a hitch: he needs $1000. Along with Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Rory Colman) and Benny Southstreet (Cameron Goodman) he hatches a plan but it’s one he needs to keep secret from his fiancé, Miss Adelaide (Emma Swiss), who wants nothing but an idyllic American family life. In order to raise the money, Nathan challenges Sky to take a doll, any doll of his choice, to Havana for the evening. Enter; Miss Sarah Brown (Tess Morgan) a mission church sergeant who’d never be seen dead with a man like Sky Masterson, until one fateful night, when love takes a chance…

So join us for a unforgettable night guaranteed with good music, great acting and a roaring atmosphere!

Fancy supporting a University production? Don’t have any plans for February? Say no more, Swansea University Performing Arts Societies have the perfect performance for you!

When?: Fri Feb 16th – 19:30, Sat Feb 17th – 14:30 & 19:30
Where?: Taliesin Arts Centre
How do I buy tickets and how much are they?:
£7.50 for full time students, £12 full price (more ticket prices available on the website)

Taliesin box office: 01792 602060
Taliesin website

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