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Lara Pulver and Stephen Mangan join the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall

Adrian Lester. Photo credit: The Masons.

Casting news

LARA Pulver, Stephen Mangan, Sharon D. Clarke and Paul Nicholas are joining the cast of Guys and Dolls: Live in Concert, which will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Lara Pulver, who recently won an Olivier Award for her performance in Gypsy, and is known for her roles in Sherlock and Spooks, will play Sarah Brown.

Stephen Mangan, who was in the West End earlier this year in an anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, joins the cast as the narrator.

Sharon D. Clarke, most recently on stage in acclaimed Caroline, or Change, will take the role of General Cartwright and Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends, EastEnders, Barnum, 42nd Street, Singing In The Rain) will be Arvide Abernathy.

They join previously announced Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, Clive Rowe and Joe Stilgoe.

Guys and Dolls is directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Hello Dolly!, Mary Poppins) and features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. This will be the first time it has ever been presented in its entirety at the Royal Albert Hall.

The production marks a return to musicals for Adrian Lester who stars as Sky Masterson, 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.

Lara Pulver

One of the UK’s leading stand ups, Jason Manford returns to the Albert Hall stage having hosted the Olivier Awards there in 2017 to take on the role of Nathan Detroit. Clive Rowe (Guys and Dolls, National Theatre, The Light Princess, Carousel – for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award) reprises his Olivier Award-winning role as Nicely Nicely Johnson, international cabaret sensation Meow Meow (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) will play the role of Miss Adelaide and acclaimed jazz singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe will play Benny Southstreet.

The cast also includes Stephane Anelli, Dan Burton, Cory English, Julian Forsyth, Nia Jermin, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Sévan Stephan, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Davide Fienauri, Stevie Hutchinson, Ross McLaren, Ebony Molina, Jo Morris, Cris Penfold, Jak Skelly, Rachel Stanley and Alexandra Waite-Roberts.

Guys and Dolls is a sizzling, New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers – plus one missionary –and 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.

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

Image (top): Adrian Lester. Photo credit: The Masons.

Image (bottom): Lara Pulver.

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