Gina Beck and Michael Simkins join cast of Guys & Dolls in London

Gina Beck and Michael Simkins

New casting has been announced for Guys & Dolls in London from this autumn.

Gina Beck (Matilda; The Sound of Music; Show Boat; Wicked; Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Michael Simkins (John Gabriel Borkman; Backstairs Billy; The Unfriend; Fracked!; Yes, Prime Minister; MAMMA MIA!) will both be joining the company from 02 September.

Gina will play Sarah Brown, taking over the role from Celinde Schoenmaker and Michael will be taking over the role of Arvide Abernathy from Niall Buggy.

Gina Beck said: “I’ve dreamt of playing this role and singing this beautiful score for so long I can’t actually believe I’m going to get to do it, and in such an incredible production. I hope I can at least half fill the shoes of the sensational Celinde Schoenmaker who created the role in this beautiful revival. “If I were a gate I’d be swiiiingiiing!!!”

Michael Simkins said: “I am thrilled to bits to be working at the Bridge Theatre again, and even more thrilled to be joining this sensational show, having seen it in January and been utterly blown away by it. The words I used afterwards to describe it to my friends and family (all of whom I insisted must see the production without delay) was ‘transformative’ – fresh as paint, wonderfully uplifting, and utterly irresistible”

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They are joining Owain Arthur (The History Boys; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) playing Nathan Detroit, George Ioannides (An Officer and a Gentleman; Annie; MAMMA MIA!) playing Sky Masterson, Timmika Ramsay (Moulin Rouge!; Cinderella) playing Miss Adelaide, and Jonathan Andrew Hume (Come From Away; nominated for Best British Actor in a Musical at the Black British Theatre Awards) playing Nicely-Nicely Johnson.

The Bridge’s production of Guys & Dolls, which runs until 04 January 2025, immerses audiences in one of the greatest musicals of all time.

In this production the seating is wrapped around the action, while the immersive tickets transport audiences to the streets of Manhattan and the bars of Havana.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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