Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Joyous Guys and Dolls at the Savoy

On Sat to the joyous Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre. This is such a fun and uplifting musical which is also AFAIK the only one to begin with a Fugue: Fugue for Tinhorns - I've got the horse right here. I once did a parody of this called I've got the Church right here where three people extolled their favourite churches: HTB, St James' P(iccadilly) and St Andrew's (Fulham).

Sophie Thompson was a rather older and more raddled Miss Adelade than usual, and David Haig - a fine comic actor - was a delightfully harassed Nathan Detroit. Jamie Parker a clean-cuy Sky Masterson and Sionban Harrison was Sarah Brown. But the show itself is so wonderful and the production a delight.

Interesting that Damion Runyan, who was once enormously famous, is now largely remembered because of Guys and Dolls. The whirlygig of fame indeed!

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