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Pendle rom-com musical is all about the boy

Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company is providing more acting opportunities for men with its staging of Guys and Dolls. (s)
Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company is providing more acting opportunities for men with its staging of Guys and Dolls. (s)
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An am-dram group is providing more opportunities for male actors to showcase their talents as performers.

Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company will treat audiences to a staging of Broadway musical Guys and Dolls next month.

It will help to redress the balance between the sexes by casting a raft of male actors.

Stevan Manley, chairman of the theatre group, said: “We have 16 plus men in Guys and Dolls which is really remarkable.”

Frank Loesser’s romantic comedy tells of two hustlers who take a chance on love.

Con-man Nathan Detroit is running out of places to host his big craps game.

In the hope of winning $1000 dollars to pay for a venue, he bets gambler Sky Masterson cannot get the pious Sarah Brown to go on a date with him.

Featuring timeless songs like I’ve Never Been in Love Before, If I Were a Bell, and Luck Be a Lady, the musical requires a stellar male cast.

Stevan added: “We are excited and pleased so many young men have come to join us.

“We had the pleasure in Spamalot and now we have it in Guys and Dolls.

“We are also blessed with lots of women too, not forgetting!”

Guys and Dolls will be staged at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne, from September 25-29th, at 7-30pm. There will be a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets: www.phtheatre.co.uk