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”!