Get Ready for the High Rollers

22nd February 2012

One of the most popular stage and screen musicals of all time is being staged by students from the Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School Federation.

Oscar winning Guys and Dolls, which featured Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Vivien Blane in the lead roles, took the film world by storm in the mid 1950s and it continues to weave its charm around the globe today.
This latest production by the school promises high energy performances, great costumes and sets, and strong songs including Luck be A Lady Tonight, Adelaide and Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat.
 
In the story, all the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got a winning musical that has endured for more than 60 years.
 
Head of drama Gabi Magill said: “There is so much enthusiasm from the cast, the musicians and the stage crew to make this one of our best ever shows. It is a fantastic story with memorable songs.”
 
The show is staged at the main hall at the Chatham House site in Chatham Street, Ramsgate, on Thursday, March 1; Friday, March 2; and Saturday, March 3 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £5 (£2.50 concessions) from reception at the Chatham House and Clarendon House reception areas.
 
A collection will be made during the interval for the Pilgrims Hospice charity

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