Following her musical break-through in Abba’s ‘Mamma Mia’ in 1999, Lisa Stokke is now back in London’s West End again. This time she plays the role of missionary Sarah Brown in the box office success ‘Guys and Dolls’.
The 31-year-old from the Arctic city of Tromsø first rose to fame aged 19 when she came third in the talent show ‘Talentiaden’ on Norwegian TV. She graduated from Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 1998 and a year later she had landed the role as Sophie in the West End smash hit ‘Mamma Mia’. She released her debut record ‘A piece of Lisa’ last year and has since September 2006 played Sarah Brown in the touring version of ‘Guys and Dolls’ – as of 6 February she is the resident Sarah Brown in ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Piccadilly Theatre alongside Miami Vice star Don Johnson and British actress Claire Sweeney.
The Donmar Warehouse's production of Frank Loesser's classic musical, 'Guys and Dolls’, is the first new London production for over 20 years. ‘Guys and Dolls’ tells the story of a group of small-time gamblers and the ladies in their lives. Nathan Detroit bets his pal, Sky Matherson, that he can't make the next lady he sees fall in love with him, and when the next doll happens to be a prim and proper neighbourhood missionary Sarah Brown, the stage is set for an evening of high spirited entertainment set to the toe-tapping beat of Loesser's superlative score. Frank Loesser's score features classic songs such as 'Luck Be A Lady', 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat', 'Adelaide's Lament', 'If I Were A Bell', and the title song 'Guys and Dolls'.
'Guys and Dolls'
16 Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm. Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm.
Tickets: £20-55. Box Office: 0870 060 0123 or click here.
Lisa Stokke plays Sarah Brown in ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Piccadilly Theatre alongside British actress Claire Sweeney (right). Photo: Alastair Muir