Petersfield Youth Theatre A Review Of Guys And Dolls - The Directory Group

Petersfield Youth Theatre – A review of Guys and Dolls

Petersfield Youth Theatre – A review of Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a sizzling, New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers – plus one missionary –  and features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stoppers, including Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day.

Toting titfers, and clad throughout in garish plaid, Petersfield Youth Theatre’s young cast created a sinister stage on which goodness and greed wrestled throughout, against a soundtrack of some of America’s greatest show-tunes.

Nathan Detroit, organiser of the local New York illicit crap game, was adept at worming his way out of most of the tight spots in which he landed, but he was amusingly powerless to resist long-term fiancée Miss Adelaide, whose song Adelaide’s Lament chronicled her fourteen year engagement, and the resultant effect on her health.

Sarah Brown in complete contrast was a pious and restrained young missionary at the Save a Soul Mission… however, a wholehearted embracing of a Bacardi-laced dulce de leche cocktail during a riotous night in Havana led to her romance with the ‘highest gambler of them all’, Sky Masterson.  The pair’s My time of day and I’ve never been in love before was a show highlight, as was the rousing second act performance of Sit down You’re Rockin’ The Boat led by Detroit’s sidekick the garullous motormouth Nicely-Nicely Johnson.

The uninhibited enthusiasm of the ensemble created a really feel-good evening…. Where the teenagers of PYT rolled the dice with gusto, discovering on the way whether gambling on love really does pay off!

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