Carlos Acosta does the choreography for "Guys and Dolls" at the Chichester Festival.
Not only will it be the first time that Guys and Dolls has been staged at Chichester during its 52-year history, it will be the first musical to open in the Festival Theatre following its £22 million redevelopment. The musical also marks debuts at Chichester for director Gordon Greenberg and choreographer Carlos Acosta.
Interview with actor Jamie Parker.
What's it like working with choreographer Carlos Acosta?
I doubt I'll get to be in a rehearsal room with someone like Carlos Acosta again, he's an extraordinary specimen. It's just enlightening; it's a new experience, the sort of thing I've never seen before. The big dance sequence is the Havana sequence, where the dancers are working incredibly hard. I thank my stars that I don't really have to be a dancer, especially surrounded by the talent that I am. I'm sort of a two and a half threat rather than a triple threat.
Daily Mail review.
Yet the stage itself is frisky with movement. Carlos Acosta’s choreography has wit, variety. Nathan’s crap-shooting New York crowd is well drilled and includes a Harry the Horse (Nick Wilton) who cycles round disguised as a nun.
Broadway World review.
The dance numbers, of course, are tightly choreographed and beautifully executed - one suspects that the reliable hand of Andrew Wright kept a hand on the tiller while Carlos Acosta made his musical theatre choreographic debut, particularly with some innovation in the Havana scene.