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Little Me

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
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The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Rose Marie

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Bells Are Ringing

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Cole Porter’s CAN CAN

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Phil The Fluter

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King's TheatreKing’s Theatre

297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Singing Our Songs (SOS)

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King's Theatre

King’s Theatre
297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN
United Kingdom
Get Directions
The King’s, Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King’s provides Glasgow’s flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow’s European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King’s (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.

Oklahoma!

DESCRIPTION

The Theatre Guild committee were delighted to present Oklahoma! as our 1995 production. This was the first time in the club’s history that we had presented this classic musical! This show represented an ‘All or Nuthing’ bid by the club to recover from near insolvency 12 months before. Following on from our fund raising review Singing Our Songs in 1994 it was hoped that this perennial favourite would put some money in the bank. This is did with some style – the show turned a profit of almost £4,500 – a figure not beaten to this day! The club owes a great deal to this production!

 

SYNOPSIS

The story follows Curly’s romantic pursuit of Laurey in the weeks leading up to the territory’s declaration as a state in the early 20th century. Laurey is secretly happy to be pursued but Curly has a rival in the form of rough farm hand Jud Fry.

Meanwhile, Will Parker has returned from a trip to the big city hoping to woo his love Ado Annie. Unfortunately for Will she is the proverbial girl who can’t say “no” and hasn’t said “no” to any man since he left! Will finds that he has to romance Ado Annie away from the attentions of the Persian peddler – Ali Hakim.

The two love stories meet at the picnic basket auction where tradition dictates that a man who really loves a woman will bid highest for her basket since he wins not only the food but her company when he eats it! Jud and Curly rage a fierce bidding war for Laurey’s basket but Curly sacrifices everything to win. Jud is a bad loser and tries to kill Curly. There is a fight and Jud is killed. Curly is cleared of wrongdoing and they all live happily ever after (aw!).

Songs include Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re In Love, Kansas City, The Farmer and the Cowman and Oklahoma!

 

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mitchell-theatre

Mitchell Theatre
6 Granville Street, Charing Cross
Glasgow
G3 7DR
United Kingdom
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CAST

Curly McLain James McCluskey
Aunt Eller Fiona McNicol
Laurey Williams Amanda Letarte
Ike Skidmore Les Hooper
Slim Ian MacPherson
Will Parker Cameron Lowe
Fred David Miller
Jud Fry Iain Bell
Ado Annie Suzanne Lowe
Ali Hakim David Sanderson
Gertie Cummings Jean Duncan
Andrew Carnes David Brown
Viviene Lyndsay MacDonald
Principal Dancers Moira McLeod
Frances Goodfellow
Cord Elam Alex Stenhouse
Joe Allan Gallagher

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director Iain Fraser
Musical Director Isobel Edgar
Choreographer Annette Moore
Rehearsal Pianist Jean McGregor
Stage Director Alistair Wylie
Stage Manager Liz McGoldrick
Properties George Collins
Wardrobe Anna McGillivray
Prompt Dani Simpson

 

MEDIA

Click on the links below to view pages from the original show programme:

Guys and Dolls

DESCRIPTION

Theatre Guild were delighted to present Guys and Dolls as our 1996 production. This was the club’s second production of Guys and Dolls – the first being as far back as 1966! This show saw Billy Love return to his familiar post of Director / Choreographer having previously directed and choreographed almost all of the Guild’s shows up to Singing Our Songs in 1994. Ticket sales went well with the show returning a modest profit – significantly solidifying the club’s financial position following the recent difficulties. The show was particularly praised for it’s energetic dance routines and strong principal characterisation.

 

SYNOPSIS

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 colorful 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 the great 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!

 

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mitchell-theatre

Mitchell Theatre
6 Granville Street, Charing Cross
Glasgow
G3 7DR
United Kingdom
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CAST

Nicely-Nicely Johnston Jim Rutherford
Benny Southstreet Iain Fraser
Rusty Charlie Cameron Lowe
Sarah Brown Jean Duncan
Arvide Abernathy Gerald Fallon
Agatha Lynsey MacDonald
Harry The Horse David Brown
Lt. Brannigan Wilson Paterson
Nathan Detroit James McCluskey
Miss Adelaide Karen Herbison
Sky Masterson Robbie Menzies
Joey Biltmore Leslie Hooper
Hot Box M.C. Robert Henderson
Mimi Moira McLeod
General Cartwright Fiona McNicol
Bige Jule Ian MacPherson
Drunk Jim Munro

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Team
Artistic Director Billy Love
Musical Director Isobel Edgar
Choreographer Billy Love
Rehearsal Pianist Jean McGregor
Stage Director Alistair Wylie
Stage Manager Liz McGoldrick
Properties Jackie Duncan
Neil Anderson
Wardrobe Anna McGillivray
Prompt Robin Wilso
Professional Services
Set Scenic and Property Hire, Wales
Costume Homburgs, Leeds

 

MEDIA

Click the links below to see excerpts from the Show Programme: