Guys & Dolls
Ends Aug 2024 2h 25m
Guys & Dolls
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Guys & Dolls London Reviews and Tickets

93%
(600 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
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 (381)

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123 Reviews | 172 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 | 7 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. Read more

61 Reviews | 8 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 | 27 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. Read more

54 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Great dancing, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like immersive shows and stand in the staging area

Don't see it if You prefer traditional theatre with a stage at the front

133 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an absolutely amazing show! This was the best show I've ever seen. Incredible acting, singing and immersive experience.

Don't see it if you don't want an amazing evening (note: if you do buy standing tickets, you'll be on your feet for nearly 3 hours...wear comfortable shoes)

62 Reviews | 0 Followers
98
Refreshing, Epic, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if So clever. Amazing staging - it’s like seeing two shows for the price of one.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be immersed in an amazing production.

61 Reviews | 26 Followers
98
Memorable, Astonishing, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to experience one of the best musical theatre productions you'll likely ever see. Believe the hype on this one.

Don't see it if You prefer pop musicals or don't really enjoy musical theatre. Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

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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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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The Stage (UK)
March 15th, 2023

“The immersive approach may feel like a novelty when applied to this best-loved of shows...Yet in truth, the effect is less than transformative. For all the vibrant fun of Bunny Christie’s designs, we don’t really feel as if we’re swaggering through a heady night aglitter with tawdry promise.”
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