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Guys And Dolls

Guys And Dolls is one of the great Broadway shows, rarely out of production since its opening on Broadway in 1950.

This latest production by the Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust captures much of its energy with its busy cast, comic New York dialogue and wonderful music score.

Like all BOST shows, there is a strong professional element involved from long-serving director Elsie Kelly, choreographer Charlotte Elverstone and the hired-in sets and many of the costumes.

The principals are also established stars with BOST, from Jessica Walters’s likeable Sarah and Linzi Stefanov’sMarilyn Monroe-styled Miss Adelaide to Tony Prince’s snappily dessed Sky Masterson and Chris Simmins’s bellowing Nathan Detroit.

As usual, a large company has been assembled, notably in the opening number Fugue For Tinhorns, in which the stage is filled with Runyonesque characters striding on and off, as they fill the street set.

Tricia Gaskell conducts an orchestra successfully tackling the tricky score and given the show’s title, there are some smashing dances from the Hot Box “dolls”.

LIVERPOOL ECHO, 16th May 2014

 

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