Guys and Dolls today announces Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Thursday 26 May until Sunday 26 June 2016. Nigel will be taking over from Richard Kind who will play his final performance of Nathan Detroit on Sunday 22 May 2016.
Nigel Lindsay has enjoyed a fruitful career on both stage and screen, including playing Nathan Detroit in the 2015 West End production. Other theatre credits include: Bull (Young Vic); Speed-The-Plow (Playhouse Theatre); A Small Family Business (National Theatre); Richard II (RSC); The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse); Shrek The Musical Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actor In A Musical, Whatsonstage Awards Nomination for Best Actor In A Musical (Dreamworks/Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Broken Glass Whatsonstage Awards Winner Best Supporting Actor (Tricycle Theatre); Sucker Punch (Royal Court Theatre); Under The Blue Sky (Duke of Yorks Theatre); The Homecoming (Almeida Theatre); Awake and Sing Best Supporting Actor Nomination Whatsonstage Awards (Almeida Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), amongst others. Television credits include: Victoria (Mammoth Screen/ITV); Death in Paradise Series 5 (BBC); The Devil You Know [Jenji Kohan Pilot] (HBO); You, Me and the Apocalypse (Working Title/NBC Universal/Sky 1); Foyle’s War [Series 9] (ITV); The Tunnel (Kudos/Sky); The Fear (Channel 4); George Gently Series 6 (BBC); Best of Men (BBC); Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (Baby Cow/Fosters Funnies); Spooks Series 9 (Kudos/BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Waking The Dead (BBC); The Relief of Belsen (Channel 4); Rome (HBO/BBC); Jam and Jerusalem (BBC); The Bill (Talkback Thames); Dressing For Breakfast Series 1-3 (Channel 4). Film credits include: Access All Areas (Camden Film Co.); Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Baby Cow Films); Breakfast with Johnny Wilkinson (Breakfast Films); Four Lions Best British Comedy Performance in Film Nomination, British Comedy Awards (Warp Films/Film4); First Night (Stephen Evans/SC Films); Scoop (WASP); Mike Bassett: England Manager (Hallmark); Blackball (Blackball Productions); On a Clear Day (In Film Productions); ROGUE TRADER (Granada Film).
Guys and Dolls cast include Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide, Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson, Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson, Billy Boyle as Arvide and Jason Pennycooke as Benny, with the rest of the cast transferring from the Savoy Theatre: Lucy Jane Adcock, Abigail Brodie, Cornelius Clarke, Momar Diagne, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Lorna Gale, Nic Greenshields, Selina Hamilton, Frankie Jenna, Alec Mann, Jacob Maynard, Genevieve Nicole, William Oxborrow, Max Parker, Carl Patrick, James Revell, Giovanni Spano, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie Mae Sumner and Liam Wrate.
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?
A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America. This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical, based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including ‘My Time of Day’, ‘Luck be a Lady’ and the show-stopping ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’. Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Cuban dancer and former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright whose credits include Chichester Festival Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain.