Our Upper 3 year group were fortunate to be given complimentary tickets to see 'Guys and Dolls' at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton. This was not a musical that the girls were familiar with but Miss Williams and their Form Teachers made sure they knew the storyline. There was a lot of old American language in the show which took a while to get used to, in particular the references to the dice game 'craps' - which meant gambling with dice and 'crapshooting' meant rolling the dice!
The story was a little slow to unfold but once it got in to the big musical numbers - 'Luck Be a Lady', 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat', 'I've Never Been in Love', Before' and 'If were a Bell' to name a few - the excitement began to build. Adelaide and her Hot Box Girls provided some fun dance numbers.
Richard Fleeshman of Coronation Street fame was in the role of the slick big city gambler Skye Masterson who fell in love with a Salvation Army girl called Sarah. It was very funny when he got her drunk on an impromptu date in Havana.
It was a great evening out and we look forward to another theatre trip in the future.