Reviews have dropped for the new immersive production of Guys & Dolls in London – what did the critics make of the show?
The musical opened at the Bridge Theatre this week with a cast including Daniel Mays, Andrew Richardson, Celinde Schoenmaker, Marisha Wallace, Cedric Neal, Cornelius Clarke, Cameron Johnson, Anthony O’Donnell, Mark Oxtoby, Adam Pearce, Ryan Pidgen and Katy Secombe.
Nicholas Hytner’s production presents the musical – with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows – to the audience with an up close and immersive staging.
Guys & Dolls London reviews
The Times- 5/5
“Here’s a dream production that dares you to imagine that you’re in the coolest nightspot in the Manhattan of yesteryear. It’s crowded and full of shady characters. And it’s sheer bliss. Frank Loesser’s realm of hustlers and gamblers comes gloriously to life in an immersive reworking of one of Broadway’s greatest shows.” – Read the full review
The Guardian – 4/5
“This immersive production of the New York musical has a bold design, superb singing and chemistry between its stars” – Read the full review
London Evening Standard – 5/5
“The casting of the four leads is spot-on, with Marisha Wallace an absolute standout for her powerhouse vocals and perfect comic timing as Miss Adelaide, the scantily clad club singer who just wants to be married. Seriously, give her all the awards right now.” – Read the full review
The Telegraph – 5/5
“Nick Hytner’s new promenade staging of this much-loved classic fizzes with energy and boasts a quartet of perfect leads” – Read the full review
Time Out – 5/5
“Nicholas Hytner and Bunny Christie’s game-changing immersive production of the classic musical is simply astonishing” – Read the full review
The Independent – 5/5
“The staging of ‘Luck Be A Lady’ – on a long diagonal that stretches across the theatre as Sky rolls the dice – and of the classic ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat’, where the cast actually sit as Cedric Neal’s graceful Nicely Nicely leads them in the chorus are thrilling. The band, led by Tom Brady and perched above the space, are glorious. There’s even interval entertainment. It is a wonder and a tonic. ” – Read the full review
Guys & Dolls plays Bridge Theatre, London currently booking through to 2 September 2023.