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Sunday, July 26, 2015


(Carrick Keating, Tristan Robertson, Pierre Parrott & Murray Clark. Pic Gary J Photography)

Westville Boys’ High School proudly presents its premiere production for 2015, Guys And Dolls, which represents a sumptuous and fitting tribute to its 60th anniversary.

The production is directed and choreographed by the celebrated Westville teachers, Luke Holder and Fiona Barnes, and features lighting and sound designs by award-winning Durban designers Mike Broderick and Megan Levy.

The cast includes Matric pupil Tristan Robertson as the irrepressible gambler Nathan Detroit; Jaime Montgomery as Miss Adelaide (Nathan's long-suffering girlfriend and principal performer at The Hot Box Club); Grant Millar as Sky Masterson (a suave businessman and compulsive gambler), and Rachel Scrooby as Sergeant Sarah Brown (the sweet and innocent leader of the Mission Band determined to save the souls of all the gamblers in New York City).

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era with a great score by the legendary Frank Loesser, witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls introduces audiences to a cast of characters who have become legends in the musical theatre world. Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping score, including fan-favourites such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat and I’ve Never Been In Love Before, is the perfect music to complement Runyon’s colourful characters.

Guys and Dolls originally conquered Broadway in 1951, running for 1200 performances and winning five Tony Awards including Best New Musical. It was subsequently made into a film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in 1955. Now, 60 years later, Westville Boys’ brings it to life in living colour, with a 24-piece brass band and an ensemble cast of 60.

The production runs from July 31 to August 8 with tickets ranging from Evening performances take place at 19h00 with matinees at 14h00. Tickets R80 (R60 for matinees). There are special dinner theatre performances on August 7 and 8 as well as the matinee on August 8 with tickets at R100.

For more information, contact the school on 031 267 1330, or email