Summer Holiday

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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”!

 

Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journey through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece. Along the way they pick up three young girls in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother. This all to the strains of a hit-filled score featuring “In the Country”, “Summer Holiday”, “I Could Easily Fall in Love with You”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Move It”, “Living Doll”, “The Young Ones” and “On the Beach”. A real taste of Great British nostalgia to a score our audience will already know and love!

 

VENUE

Eastwood Park Theatre

Eastwood Park Theatre
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
United Kingdom
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Eastwood Park Theatre is an outstanding visual and performing arts venue in the leafy suburbs, south of Glasgow, fusing the comforts of a modern, revamped facility with an air of retro from the original 1970′s building.

Both audience members and performing arts organisations have benefited from a recent £1.75 million refurbishment to the theatre building which now provides state-of-the-art stage facilities, access for performers and patrons using wheelchairs, and a lush modernised, intimate auditorium.

Since re-opening on the 22nd February 2007, the theatre has accommodated full-scale performing art productions, festivals, author events, film screenings, bands and launch events.
The new auditorium can seat up to 338 people.

 

CAST

Don Anthony Kelly
Edwin Bobby Weston
Cyril David McCurrach
Steve Colin McGowan
Alma Lisa Dutch
Mimsie Adele Simpson
Angie Judith Miller
Barbara Caroline Telfer
Stella Norma Fingland
Jerry Robert Kirkham
Wilf Gylen Boardman
Italian Wedding Singer David Sturgeon
Sandra Gill Gilmour
Jean D’Arm David Sturgeon
WPC Alyson Steel
Wrightmore David Brown
Commander David Brown
Customs Man David Sturgeon

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Team
Artistic Director Ian Purves
Musical Director Julie Ballantyne
Choreographer Jonathan Parsons
Rehearsal Pianist Carol Hannigan
Stage Director Jackie Duncan
Stage Manager Tess Byrne
Properties Eleanor Wilkins
Wardrobe Morag Arthur
Sandra Crawford
Prompt Dorothy Bedford
Professional Services
Set Albemarle
Costume Triple C
Lighting Design Kevin Robertson