Lady Luck smiles on St Martin’s Production of ‘Guys and Dolls’

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After months of rehearsals, the production of “Guys and Dolls” was a whirlwind of catchy song and dance numbers interspersed with some fantastic acting requiring American accents that clearly didn’t faze the cast. Oscar Khan gave an excellent performance as the professional gambler Nathan Detroit, and Adam Amrani shone alongside Oscar as the cabaret artiste Miss Adelaide.

Sophien Amrani and Rohan Kothari both gave unforgettable performances as Salvation Army Sergeant Sarah Brown and ice-cool gambler Sky Masterton, winning the hearts of the audience as well as each other.

Maccon Forsyth (Benny Southstreet), Aidan Ho (Nicely-Nicely) and Ishaan Parmar (Rusty Charlie) and their band of gamblers were particularly popular with the audience. There were some fine cameos with Zaffar Ullah as Big Julie supported by Timehin Fajana as Harry the Horse. The Hot Box dancers brought the house down at every appearance and certainly caused the audience to do a double-take to recognise who was playing the parts.

Mr Manthorp and Mrs Ingram designed some simply stunning sets and costumes.  Huge thanks go to the backstage team who made the show possible, as the lights, sound and stage management all added to create a slick production.

Mr Singleton on the piano brought the best out of the boys’ singing and Ms Allanson’s choreography helped showcase the boys’ talents. Finally, many congratulations to the Director, Ms O’Farrell-Bernays, who created yet another St Martin’s production which was an absolute triumph. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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