Saturday, October 15, 2005

Theatre Review: Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre, London West End)



Well Jenni and I just got back from West End after watching the Guys and Dolls musical. (Kat: :P)

Won't do a full review this time (read the synopsis by Kat). Excellent singing by Ewan McGregor with similar voices to the one he did in Moulin Rouge. His 1930s American accent was a little off-putting at first with a little bit of Scottish accent creeping out.


The best I could take of the stage during intermission with a camera ban

My favourite scene is the Havana Dance musical number. Excellent and pacy tango gives the musical a boost after a slightly awkward start. The classic number in the sewer scene Luck be a Lady Tonight did not disappoint with Ewan taking the lead.

But the highlight is surely the funny Sit Down, You're Rerocking the Boat number lead by Niall Buggy at the gamblers in the mission scene.

Ending was quite a disappointing. Felt rushed through with no proper climatic finale. Hmm. But overall we enjoyed it pretty much though we agreed that The Producers was funnier and a more satisfying experience.

5 comments:

Jay said...

Oooh I've been thinking of going for it lah. Mmmmm.... Obi-Wan Kenobi... mmmm...

wil said...

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Cheers!

Sin-ga-pura gurl said...

I am only coming to London next year.

:~(

Jon said...

Jay, you won't see any pecs there.

Kat said...

Oo oo.. should we go together Jay? Would be fun :D

*still not speaking to Jon* :P