BANOS Musical Theatre (Formerly Banstead & Nork Amateur Operatic Society) are presenting ‘GUYS & DOLLS’ AT THE EPSOM PLAYHOUSE, 3-6 JUNE 2020. This follows the Society’s outstanding 91st year production of ‘Bad Girls – The Musical at the Adrian Mann Theatre, NESCOT in May 2019 and ‘Scrooge’ at the Banstead Community Hall in November. The Society welcomes Lisa Scott as director and Emma Bullock as choreographer with, once again, Brian D Steel as musical director.
‘Guys & Dolls’ is a musical with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. It is based on the stories by Damon Runyon. These stories, written in the 1920s and 1930s, concerned gangsters, gamblers, and other characters of the New York underworld. Runyon was known for the unique dialect he employed in his stories, mixing highly formal language and slang. Set against the hustle and bustle of New York an endless round of crap games, romance is a struggle between the guys and their dolls – not least between Sky Masterson and the pious ‘Save a Soul Mission girl Sarah Brown. Frank Loesser wrote some great songs for the show, including "A Bushel and a Peck", "If I Were a Bell", "Luck Be a Lady", and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat".
‘GUYS & DOLLS’ is on at the Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, KT18 5AL Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 JUNE 2020. Evenings 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm). TO BOOK: tickets (£18.50 - Saturday Matinee £16.50) are available from the Epsom Playhouse Box Office: online at www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or telephone 01372 742555 or 01372 742227. See also the society’s Website: https://banos.co.uk