BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Royal Albert Hall

Meow Meow
Broadway World

For three performances only, renowned director/choreographer Stephen Mear has brought his own semi-staged version of the classic musical Guys and Dolls to the Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert orchestra bring Frank Loesser's much-loved score to life, along with a cast that includes Adrian Lester (Sky Masterson), Lara Pulver (Sarah Brown), Meow Meow (Miss Adelaide), Jason Manford (Nathan Detroit), Clive Rowe (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Joe Stilgoe (Benny Southstreet), and Sharon D Clarke (General Cartwright).

Whilst they're not presenting the entire show, all of the musical numbers are intact and any gaps in the story are covered by narrator Stephen Mangan.


Jason Manford combines his comedy skills with excellent vocals, he and Meow Meow making an endearing (if slightly oddball) pair as Nathan and Miss Adelaide. Meow Meow is larger than life and so well suited to the role that it makes you wonder why she's not been snapped up to play it before; she steals the show every time she steps onto the stage, and makes "Adelaide's Lament" a memorable moment indeed.
Read the full review here