Guys and Dolls
9 - 19 November 2011

Director and choreographer: Ray Jeffery
Musical director: Neil Streeter

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm

New York, 1952.  The bright lights of Broadway!  From showgirls to gamblers, do-gooders to down-and-outs, all human life is here in the vibrant city that never sleeps!

Slick gambler Sky Masterson accepts a bet that he can make the next girl he sees fall in love with him.  But sparks fly when that girl turns out to be Sarah Brown, leader of the Save-a-Soul mission on Times Square.  Meanwhile Miss Adelaide, showgirl at the Hot Box nightclub, wonders if her wheeler-dealer fiancé Nathan Detroit will ever set a date for their wedding…

Guys and Dolls is full of fantastic characters, sizzling dance routines and some of the best songs in musical theatre – Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat, If I Were A Bell, I’ve Never Been In Love Before and many more.

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935


PRESS Reviews

"Loesser’s more with BATS’ Guys and Dolls."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"A very good production, with strong principals, good chorus work, and it all looked fabulous with the impressive set and lovely costumes."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

"An energetic, fun, slick performance with a set and costumes which could rival professional productions."

The Farnham Herald - Read full review

Audience Feedback

The whole show was a fantastic performance. Perfect casting, costumes - very good, scenery - original, singing - superb, and the choreography was particularly good.
— Tricia and Alan Gingell
I was absolutely astounded with the quality. There was not one single weak link in the entire cast, the set was phenomenal, the harmonies amazing and the dancing of the most professional quality
— Tom Isted
A terrific performance!
— Stacey Marshall
Congratulations, it was brilliant! How can you keep giving us such fantastic shows. We’re looking forward to next year’s extravaganzas; why not all go on to a London theatre because you’re just as good.
— Raymond West

Production Photos


Nicely-Nicely Johnson
David Scanlan

Benny Southstreet
Ian Trodd

Rusty Charley
Adrien Nortier

Sarah Brown
Theresa Lunn

Sophie Adnitt

Becca Seaward

Ros Hill

Arvia Abernathy
Keith Reynolds

Sam Reynolds

The Corporal
Colin Webb

Lt. Brannigan
Jim Welling

Harry the Horse
Ben Shallow

Nathan Detroit
Martin Webb

The Greek
Rob Stephenson

Brandy Bottle Bates
Anthony Bevan

Scranton Slim
Nick Brannam

Angie the Ox
Jack Juniper

Liver Lips Louie
Joe Humberstone

Society Max
Anthony Mitchell

Liz Ilett

Sky Masterson
Stephen Westwood

Joey Biltmore
Anthony Mitchell

Master of Ceremony
Jack Juniper

Mimi Mischa
Debbie Hemmings

Mary Jane
Lauren Blaxill

Julie Simmons

Sue Anne
Jenna Augustus

Sarah Ward

Sally Jo
Caroline Bradshaw

General Cartwright
Di Annakin

Big Jule
Colin Flaherty

George Hinson

Crapshooter Dancers: Adrien Nortier, Ben Shallow , Jack Junpier, Joe Humberstone, Nick Brannam,
Rob Stephenson, Stuart Baker

Hot Box Dancers: Jenna Augustus, Lauren Blaxill, Caroline Bradshaw, Julie Simmons, Sarah Ward

Women's Chorus: Laura Bolle (Sarah Brown understudy), Amy Beale (Miss Adelaide understudy),
Kirsty Bennett (Hot Box understudy), Trudi Bevan, Connie Deadman, Charlotte Clilfforth, Louise Whitmarsh

Posh Dogs: Jake Bevan and Jack Shallow

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Ray Jeffery

Musical Director
Neil Streeter

Assistant to the Director
Di Annakin

Dance Captain and Additional Choreography
Nick Brannam

Stage Manager
Nicki Hawkins

Deputy Stage Manager
Kate Dooley

Assistant Stage Managers
Natalie Randall and Steve Brannam

Stage Crew
Colin Eales, Andy Foster, Matt Green, Nick Horsey, Nick Mison, Ryan Saunders, Ian 'Spud' Smith, Vince Thorne, Tint, Tony Ward

Lighting Design
John Jone and Rob Wilson

Additional Lighting Hire
Viking Stage Lighting

Lighting and Follow Spot Operators
Jo Dell, Tracey Gonzato, Alex Gonzato, Gail Webb

Sound Design and Hire
Kieran Murphy

Scenery Hire
Scenic Projects UK

Props Manufacture
Steve Brannam

Props Team
Devon Eales, Lucy Mercer, Robyn Heffy, Michelle Arnould

Wardrobe Coordinator
Ben Shallow and Adrien Nortier

Additional Costumes
Alan Graham of Durham

Christine Dollery, Emily Grover, Myra Ward,
Hollie Ward

"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke

Hannah Baker-Saadat, Elizabeth Flaherty,
Libby Stocke

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Trudi Bevan, Hannah Baker-Saadat, Ros Hill, Ian Trodd

Show Photographs
Anthony Boxall -

Rehearsal Photographs
John Jones and Louise Whitmarsh

Programme Creation
Trudi Bevan, Vince Thorne

Licensing information

Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Terrence McNally

Based on the Motion Picture Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Written by Simon Beaufoy, Produced by Uberto Pasolini and Directed by Peter Cattaneo.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

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