Tuesday 4th April
Musical Theatre - Guys and Dolls

If you’re not aware of the Lewes Operatic Society, maybe it’s time you were, as they have been bringing the delights of musical theatre to the town for nearly a century now. Their first production was staged way back in 1911, and this is the first of two shows scheduled for 2006. Autumn’s production will be a rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s much-loved comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore, but before they can start rehearsals for that, there is the not so small matter of delivering six high quality performances of Guys and Dolls.

If you’re not familiar with the plot of Guys and Dolls, it basically tells the story of a group of small-time gamblers and the ladies in their lives. The catalyst for the action – and of course, a whole lot of singing - is a bet placed by Nathan Detroit with his gambling pal Sky Masterson. Nathan needs a quick $1000 dollars to set up a floating craps game, so he bets he can make the next lady they see fall madly in love with him. When that turns out to be the prim and proper Sarah Brown - who runs the local mission for sinners - it looks a no-brainer bet for Sky to accept. It’s a fun plot, but the real star of the show is, of course, Frank Loesser’s fantastic score, featuring classic songs including ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘Sit down You’re Rocking the Boat’ and the eponymous ‘Guys and Dolls’. Enjoy.

Guys and Dolls: the famous Shirt-and-tie-clash Mob and their molls
Where?
Lewes Town Hall
When? 7.30pm (also Tues – Sat)
How Much? Adults £7 - £9; Kids/OAP £5.50 - £8
 
Lewes Operatic Society
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