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Lady Luck set to Rock The Boat at Milton Keynes Theatre

Date Posted:27/05/2016

Guys and DollsFollowing critical acclaim and an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls comes to Milton Keynes Theatre Tue 14 – Sat 18 Jun with an incredibly talented cast, including Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street, Ghost the Musical, Call the Midwife), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Emmerdale, The Colbys), Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita) and Anna O’Byrne (Love Never Dies).

A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America. This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical, based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including My Time of Day, Luck be a Lady and the show-stopping Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat.  Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Cuban dancer and former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright whose credits include Chichester Festival Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain.

Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can't lose?

Maxwell Caulfield (Nathan Detroit) Theatre credits include the Tony Award winning production of The Elephant Man and the National Theatre’s transfer  of An Inspector Calls on Broadway. In the UK he has starred in the UK touring productions of Singin' in the Rain, Bedroom Farce and The Rocky Horror Show, as well as starring as Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago.  In recent years Maxwell has starred several long-running UK television series including Emmerdale and Casualty.  Other television credits include the hit US shows Modern Family, NCIS and Castle, as well as The Parade and the global hit series The Colbys. Film credits include the lead opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in Grease 2, The Boys Next Door, Empire Records and The Real Blonde.

Louise Dearman (Miss Adelaide) played Sarah Brown in the hit Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls in the West End. Her extensive theatre credits include Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall), The Water Babies (Leicester Curve), the first actor to play both Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Evita (UK Tour), Grease (UK Tour and West End) and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour). As a recording artist Louise has released 3 albums – You and I, Here Comes the Sun and It’s Time.

Richard Fleeshman (Sky Masterson) stage credits include A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre), Urinetown (St. James Theatre), Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre and on Broadway) and Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre). He is best known on screen as Craig Harris in Coronation Street. Richard's other screen credits include Moving On, Midsomer Murders, All The Small Things, Reading Bedtime Stories, Monday Monday, Blue Murder IV and An Angel For May. Richard also secured a major record deal with Universal Records upon leaving Coronation Street.

Anna O’Byrne (Sarah Brown) theatre credits include Sweeney Todd (ENO), Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour), Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s). Anna’s film credits include Christine Daae in the acclaimed Australian production of Love Never Dies released internationally in cinemas and on DVD.

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