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!

 

VENUE

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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: