Guys & Dolls
Ends Jan 2025 2h 25m
Guys & Dolls
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Guys & Dolls London Reviews and Tickets

94%
(1726 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the Show

The Bridge Theatre's immersive production of Frank Loesser's classic comedy musical.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (669)

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171 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Choice of immersive or seated, Iconic songs/music, Vivid characters, Lively, Exciting

See it if you enjoy the heyday of romantic musicals & iconic songs Exhilarating neon loud lively fun Huge stage space morphs for scene sets.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy musicals

55 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the best example out there of how to bring new, exciting life to an old (sometimes dated) classic.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to overstimulation (though still go tbh, just be sure to get seated tickets!)

123 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Everyone will find something to enjoy at this production.

Don't see it if If you’re not a fan of musicals, you might not enjoy it. If you are not a fan of standing, get the seated tickets.

Also An incredibly pleasant surprise. This is how all revivals should be. What an amazing concept for Guys & Dolls. The audience loved it. The staging alone makes this production worth seeing. All of the actors were spot on. I can’t think of a single negative thing to say. Must see!!!

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the idea of immersive musicals.

Don't see it if You cannot stand up for long.

124 Reviews | 173 Followers
100
Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see an absolutely perfectly cast and performed staging of a musical theater classic that feels innovative, fresh and engaging

Don't see it if oh you should definitely see this, it's just about the best there is.

68 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Ambitious, Engaging, Hilarious, A blast, Sublime

See it if ...you want an unforgettable theatrical experience that breathes new life into a classic musical. This was everything I want from theatre.

Don't see it if ...honestly, everyone should see it. There's so much in this particular production for every type of theatrical taste.

Also Well, this was simply sublime. "Guys & Dolls" is already a perfectly-constructed musical, but Nicholas Hytner's staging takes the material to new heights. I've never felt as invested in these characters as I did here, and I was so engaged in every moment that I didn't want the show to end. Marisha Wallace's Miss Adelaide is simply revolutionary. A phenomenal experience from beginning to end. I recommend getting the standing rush tickets!

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Electric, Must see, Great staging, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You love being in the thick of the action and are looking for something different.

Don't see it if You don’t want to stand and be in the midst of it all.

161 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Exquisite, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a brilliant show given a new lease of life, fantastically unique and energetic with some excellent stand out performances.

Don't see it if you can’t deal with the notion of a classic musical being reworked to such an extent.

Also It’s rare for me to walk out of a theatre so abundant with astonishment and praise for what I’ve just seen, but this was one of those times. The staging was fantastic, it was original and gave the play so much life. The casting was spot on and the performances from each of the actors hit the mark in every scene- hands down the best version of Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat I’ve ever heard. Sensational.

Critic Reviews (14)

The London Evening Standard
March 16th, 2023

“I can’t stress enough the meticulousness and care that has gone into every aspect of this show. Blissful and exhilarating.”
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Time Out London
March 15th, 2023

“What Hytner and Christie have done so brilliantly is seamlessly integrate this stuff into mainstream musical entertainment. Not every show is going to benefit from staging along these lines. But as the era of the proscenium arch draws to a close, it feels like most directors of musicals could learn something from this.”
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Time Out London
March 12th, 2024

"‘Guys and Dolls’ might have lost some big names, but it’s quickly making new ones."
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The Guardian (UK)
March 15th, 2023

“Frank Loesser’s 1950 musical comedy about sin and romantic salvation might feel dated in its themes but Nicholas Hytner’s production is a feat of innovative staging...this show’s formal effort of reimagining offers a lot to admire, even if I did so rather from afar.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 15th, 2023

"Nick Hytner's new promenade staging of this much-loved classic fizzes with energy and boasts a quartet of perfect leads"
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The Times (UK)
March 15th, 2023

“Here’s a dream production that dares you to imagine that you’re in the coolest nightspot in the Manhattan of yesteryear. It’s crowded and full of shady characters. And it’s sheer bliss. Frank Loesser’s realm of hustlers and gamblers comes gloriously to life in an immersive reworking of one of Broadway’s greatest shows.”
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WhatsOnStage
March 14th, 2023

“The closeness of the crowd to the action generates remarkable energy and bonhomie...But the vigour comes not just from the intimacy, but from performances that feel fresh minted, that dig below the period cliché and the gambling lingo to discover the truth of misplaced loves and longings that lie beneath.”
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London Theatre
March 16th, 2023

“ ‘Guys & Dolls’ is that rare show in which the book is the equal of the score, and this production so joyfully lands all of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling’s zingers and larger-than-life, deliciously named characters, while also giving them dimensionality.”
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