Full Casting Announced for Guys and Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre

By Mark Shenton
25 Apr 2014

Full casting has been announced for the new production of Guys and Dolls, being staged as the first musical in the re-opened Chichester Festival Theatre following its major redevelopment. It will begin performances Aug. 11 prior to an official opening Aug. 21, for a run through Sept. 21.





The previously announced Clare Foster as Sarah Brown, Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson, Peter Polycarpou as Nathan Detroit and Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide, will be joined by Etian Almeida, Karen Aspinal, Lucy Banfield, John Brannoch, Stephanie Bron, Nic Greenshields, Mark Heenehan, Ian Hughes, Daniel Ioannou, Melissa James, Anabel Kutay, Melanie La Barrie, Lucinda Lawrence, Adam Margilewski, Neil McCaul, Harry Morrison, Michael Peters, Carl Sanderson, Nick Wilton and Matthew Whennell-Clark.



Foster has previously been seen at Chichester in The Master and Margarita and Out of This World. West End credits include Merrily We Roll Along (transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory), Crazy for You (transferred from the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park) and Avenue Q.


Parker has previously appeared at Chichester in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead that subsequently transferred to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He was one of the original History Boys at the National, subsequently reprising the role on Broadway, in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as a film version. Other stage credits include Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory), and Henry V, Henry IV Part I and Part 2 (all at Shakespeare's Globe).

Polycarpou was seen in last year's The Pajama Game at Chichester, soon to transfer to the West End, as well as Sweeney Todd and Love Story that also transferred from Chichester to the West End. Other credits include Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and The Secret Garden, Oklahoma! for the National Theatre, and the popular BBC sitcom "Birds of a Feather."

Thompson's stage credits include Clybourne Park, Into The Woods (Donmar Warehouse) for which she received an Olivier Award and Company (Donmar Warehouse and West End). She is well known to TV viewers for her role as Stella Crawford in "EastEnders."

The production is directed by American director Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Carlos Acosta.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01243 781312, or visit cft.org.uk