Sharon D. Clarke, Adrian Lester and Clive Rowe will join the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall.

Guys and Dolls will come to the iconic London venue for three performances between 19 – 20 October, directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Hello Dolly!, Mary Poppins) and featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. This will be the first time it has ever been presented in its entirety at the venue.

This sizzling, New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers – plus one missionary – features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stoppers, including ‘Luck Be a Lady’, ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ and ‘My Time of Day’.

The production marks a return to musicals for Lester, having previously won an Olivier Award for his performance in Sam Mendes’ Company at the Donmar Warehouse and received critical acclaim for his role in the National Theatre’s Sweeney Todd.

Sharon D. Clarke, will take the role of General Cartwright Adrian Lester will play gambler Sky Masterson and  Clive Rowe reprises his Olivier Award-winning role as Nicely Nicely Johnson.

Olivier Award-winner Sharon D. Clarke was critically-hailed for her performance of the role of Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change which comes to the West End later this year. Clarke has enjoyed a long established stage career with credits including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom [1] and The Amen Corner (National Theatre), Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), The Life (Southwark Playhouse) and Porgy and Bess (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). On TV, Clarke is known for playing Lola Griffin in BBC’s Holby City and was recently announced as a new character in Doctor Who.

Clive Rowe, who is known for his work in musical theatre was recognised with an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list. His extensive theatre credits include his Olivier Award-winning performance in Guys and Dolls (National Theatre), The Light Princess, Carousel (for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award), Fuente Ovejuna, Caroline, or Change, The Villains Opera, Money, Candide, Peter Pan (National Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester and Old Vic Theatre) and The Ladykillers (West End and UK Tour).

The cast also includes Ebony Molina (Beauty and the Beast (film); On the Town (associate choreographer – stage))[2]

This production is presented by the Hall and Fiery Angel Entertainment, with musical direction from James McKeon and design by Morgan Large.


Guys and Dolls: Live in Concert takes place at Royal Albert Hall, 
Friday 19 October (7:30pm) & Saturday 20 October (2:30pm and 7:30pm) 2018

Tickets £17.50-85

Find out more; book tickets here.


References

[1] Ma Rainey’s Black Bottomhttp://thebritishblacklist.co.uk/90-outof100-ma-raineys-black-bottom-at-the-national-theatre/

 [2] On the Town: http://thebritishblacklist.co.uk/tbb10-gets-carried-away-with-miriam-teak-lee-currently-starring-new-production-on-the-town/