Guys and Dolls

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Theatre Guild were delighted to present Guys and Dolls as our 50th Anniversary production. The show’s combination of strong characters, uplifting chorus numbers, touching ballads and laugh out loud comedy proved to be a great draw for members and audience alike. This was our third production of Guys and Dolls in our 50 year history (previous shows being in 1966 and 1996). Recent revivals on Broadway, London’s West End and a UK national tour received rave reviews.

Our production received critical acclaim for the high production standards and, in particular, for the performances of the four main principal characters (three of whom were new members to the club in 2010). Director Alasdair Hawthorn asked for every member of the company to develop a character that was “cartoon-like”. The cast delivered extremely animated performances that were loved by our audience. Members will remember this show as Norma’s first as MD, the one where Nathan pretended he was playing “Risk” and Big Jule wanted to “win back China”, the show where the suits were the stars and the one where EVERYONE knew the words to “Follow The Fold”!

 

It all begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary Sister Sarah Brown to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While the worldly Sky works his charms on a wary Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide. “Guys and Dolls” is a fable about what happens to gambling men and the women who long to tame them. Set in the colourful world of New York City in the mid 20th century, the romantic and funny “Guys And Dolls” is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls, and one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre. Songs include I’ll Know, A Bushel and a Peck, Guys and Dolls, If I Were a Bell, I’ve Never Been in Love Before, Luck be a Lady & Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat!

 

VENUE

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Athenaeum Theatre
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3DB
United Kingdom
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CAST

Principal Cast
Sarah Brown Caroline Telfer
Nicely-Nicely Johnson David Sturgeon
Benny Southstreet Cameron Lowe
Rusty Charlie Robert Kirkham
Arvide Abernathy John Woods
Agatha Louise Munro
Harry The Horse David McCurrach
Lt. Brannigan Les Hooper
Nathan Detroit Neil Campbell
Miss Adelaide Lisa-Jayne Rattray
Sky Masterson Richard Magowan
Joey Biltmore Jim Munro
Mimi Moira McLeod
General Matilda B. Cartwright Shona McAulay
Big Jule Gylen Boardman
Hot Box Girls
Tallulah Belle Karen Brown
Lola De Franco Jenna Cameron
Poppy Lamonte Lisa Dutch
Jessie Jordan Karen Herbison
Honey Grove Suzanne Lowe
Dolores Dark Moira McLeod
Apple Martini Catherine Ross
Chastity Denver Pamela Ross
Misty Brookes Val Wilson
Gamblers
Society Max David Brown
Scranton Slim John Dunne
Brandy Bottle Bates David Fingland
Chicago Red Ross Fingland
Johnny One-Eye Campbell McDougall
The Greek Colin McGowan
The Seldom Seen Kid Ian McLeod
Angie the Ox Jim Munro
Kid Switch Andrew Neilson
Lame Louis John Phee
Save-a-Soul Missionaries
Sally Ann Cross Laura Allan
Penny Dollar Dawn Bulloch
Philomena Warburton Gill Gilmour
Truffelena Warburton Rachael Hepburn
Deirdre Disnae Laura Lewis
Briget St. John Sarah Mackay
Philipa Can Karen McDougall
Dymphna O’Hara Louise McMurray
Susan Fairfax Alyson Steel
Mary Gillbert Jennifer Thom

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Team
Artistic Director Alasdair Hawthorn
Musical Director Norma Fingland
Choreographer Jonathan Parsons
Rehearsal Pianist Carol Hannigan
Stage Director Jacqui Duncan
Stage Manager Tess Byrne
Properties Eleanor Wilkins
Wardrobe Sandra Crawford
Morag Arthur
Prompt Dorothy Bedford
Fight Co-ordinator Jon Cuthbertson
Professional Services
Set Scenic Projects
Costume Triple C
Lighting Design Kevin Robertson