Guys and Dolls at Phoenix Theatre tickets
Guys and Dolls at Phoenix Theatre tickets

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About the show

Gordon Greenberg’s hugely successful revival of the 1950s classic, Guys and Dolls, danced into the Phoenix Theatre after a critically acclaimed run at the Savoy. The musical has also embarked on a simultaneous tour of the UK. Receiving abundant praise at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Guys and Dolls rolled into the West End in 2015, running there until summer 2016.

Guys and Dolls follows desperate gambler Nathan Detroit and his frustrated fiancée of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide. Detroit runs an illicit dice game, unbeknownst to Adelaide who performs risqué numbers at a club. Desperate for money, and equally desperate not to make Adelaide aware of his misfortune, Detroit bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson one thousand dollars to take a doll of his choice out. Accepting the bet, Masterson thinks he has an easy deal – until it is discovered that the doll of choice happens to be the pious and uptight Sergeant of the Salvation Army, Sarah Brown.

Written by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls has many well-known musical numbers, including ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘Bushel and a Peck’, ‘If I Were a Bell’, ‘Adelaide’s Lament’ and, of course, the toe-tapping ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’. Greenberg’s revived production also included choreography by Andrew Wright and Carlos Acosta, with designs by Peter McKintosh and sound by Paul Groothius.

Casting for the Phoenix transfer stared multiple Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly, Merrily We Roll Along) as Miss Adelaide and Richard Kind (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Nathan Detroit. Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, Rock of Ages) has taken over from Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson, whilst Siubhan Harrison and Gavin Spokes reprise their roles as Sarah Brown and Nicely Nicely Johnson. With the transfer to the Phoenix, Guys and Dolls took London by storm, breathing classic air back into the West End.

Towards the end of its run, Hollywood star Rebel Wilson joined the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre for a limited period between Tuesday 28th June until Sunday 21st August 2016, playing the part of Miss Adelaide, giving audiences the opportunity to see such a big star on stage in London. Speaking on her West End debut, Rebel Wilson commented that she was "delighted to be making my West End debut in Guys & Dolls and to be playing such an iconic role as 'Miss Adelaide' is truly an honor. Hopefully I crush it....but you'll have to come and see me to find out!’.

Recommended for

Those who missed the production at the Savoy now have the opportunity to see it in residency at the Phoenix Theatre. Fans of classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Bugsy Malone will love this revival.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Opened: 19 Mar 2016
Press night: 14 Apr 2016
Booking from: 20 Aug 2016
Booking until: 21 Aug 2016

Location and map

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG

184 Reviews Add review

emilypontin 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

There's a reason this show is still performed more than 60 years after its premier on Broadway. A very funny script with loveable,... More

theetrebug 171cm, 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous show, I loved the cast I got to see. Really energetic and vibrant.

alexandriawright 5"5, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I had never seen any version of Guys and Dolls so this show surprised me. I really enjoyed it! It was hilarious, with brilliant dance... More

z0esparkles 5"6, 42 reviews, 2 helpful votes

theresaschick 179cm, 69 reviews, 1 helpful vote

emilykirsten 5’3, 240 reviews, 3 helpful votes

So I knew going into this show I wasn't a huge fan but yes I wanted to see Rebel Wilson take on the role of Miss Adelaide. I had seen... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Fabulous revival of a classic show, the script remains funny and the songs remain catchy even after more than 60 years since the show's... More

theetrebug 171cm, 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Surprised by how much I loved the show. Brilliant cast and fantastically staged.

emilykirsten 5’3, 240 reviews, 3 helpful votes