Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner".
The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.
The excellent version by Carmarthen Youth Opera starred Matthew Tucker as Nathan Detroit, Gabby Roberts as Miss Adelaide, Joe Pilkinton as Sky Masterson and Catrin Lewis as Sarah Brown.
G. Wyn Rees, President of Carmarthen Youth Opera receives a cheque for £2500 from RW Bro Stephen Hookey, Head of West Wales Freemasons
The Province of West Wales is delighted to continue their support of the Carmarthen Youth Opera. The Provincial Grand Master, along with other members of the Provincial Executive, were in attendance on Saturday 24th February 2018 to present a cheque for £2500 to this years cast of "Guys and Dolls" as part of the rolling programme of awards from the West Wales Provincial Grand Charity.