Guys and dolls in drama group re-create classic

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PERFORMERS from Hucknall and Bulwell are hoping to shine when the Nottingham West Music and Drama Society (NOWMADS) stage Damon Runyon’s satirical classic, ‘Guys And Dolls’.

NOWMADS stalwart Rosemary Lishman, who is secretary at Bulwell’s Hempshill Hall Primary School, teams up with her daughter, Amy, to take on the principal female leads of Miss Adelaide and Salvation Army mission worker Sarah Brown.

Director Graham Lambert pins his hopes on actors Daniel De Martino, of Nuthall, Martin Belcher, formerly of Hucknall, and Hayden Taylor, of Bulwell, who are cast respectively as gangster pals Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and Nicely Nicely Johnson.

Set on the mean streets of 1930s Broadway, ‘Guys And Dolls’ follows the fortunes of a gang of crap-playing hoods, whose leader, Detroit, falls for Sarah Brown.

A dynamic score, featuring classic songs such as ‘Luck Be A Lady’, combined with dazzling dance routines from the Hot Box nightclub dancers, are features of the show.

The 30-strong cast, backed by a talented team of musicians, will be hoping to maintain NOWMADS’ growing reputation as one of Nottingham’s leading theatre groups.

‘Guys And Dolls’ is being staged at the Kimberley School Theatre on Friday October 28 with a matinee on Saturday October 29.

OUR PHOTO shows director Graham (back, centre) with his guys and dolls, including Rosemary and Amy. (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).