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Guys and Dolls in Blackpool
13 April to Saturday 16 April 2011
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Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday 2.00pm and 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm and
Running Time: tbc
call box office on 01253 290190
Group bookings call 01253 743232
In late 1940s New York
City, gambler Nathan Detroit is having trouble trying to find a venue for his next floating craps game. Word has
got out about the game and the “big boys” are in town, all looking for a piece of the action.
Nathan secures the local garage for his illegal game, but the owners want $1000
security deposit first. From where is he going to get the money, and how will he keep Adelaide, his long-suffering
fiancée, unaware of what’s going on?
Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler, arrives in town on his way to Havana. Nathan
observes that Sky is travelling alone and Sky brags that he could get any woman he wanted to accompany him. Nathan
then proposes a $1000 bet which he believes he cannot lose: Sky must take a doll of Nathan’s choice to dinner in
Havana. Inspired by the passing Save-A-Soul Mission band, Nathan chooses none other than Sergeant Sarah
At the mission, Sarah and her team are dejected. They face closure unless they can
save some sinners. Sarah is excited when Sky enters and proclaims that he wants to be saved. Once they are alone,
Sky offers a proposal: he will fill her mission with “one dozen genuine
sinners” for her meeting if she will accompany him to Havana. Nathan, certain that
Sky will lose the bet, arranges to use the garage. But will Sarah agree to go to Havana? Will Nathan win his bet
and get his much needed $1000? Will Adelaide find out what he’s up to?
Guys and Dolls is presented by Blackpool Operatic
Players who also presented My Fair Lady and most
recently Mack & Mabel.