EDINBURGH Music Theatre continue the King’s Theatre’s 2018 amateur showcases next week with the ever popular Guys and Dolls.
This brand-new production of Frank Loesser’s classic musical finds EMT, as the company is more fondly known, back on the boards and raring to go.
This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day.
Directed by Louise Sables with choreography by Rebecca Wallace and under the baton of Matthew Brown, a 40-strong cast will bring to life New York of the 1950’s in this toe tapping comedy, which premiered on Broadway was in 1950, where it ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Best known due to the 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine, Guys And Dolls was conceived as an adaptation of a series of short stories about gangsters, gamblers and other New York underworld characters of the 1920’s and 30’s.
It tells the story of Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit. For them every problem can be solved with the role of a dice, the hustle is the name of their game and every dime, theirs for the taking.
Living on their wits, luck is on their side until the night that Sister Sarah Brown gets caught up in their hustle.
Needless to say, Detroit’s long-time fiancée (14 years and counting) Miss Adelaide, is less than impressed too...
EMT was formed in 1982 and has gone from strength to strength to become one of the best amateur musical theatre companies in the Capital.
Managed by a board of directors, the company aim to stage musical theatre performances of the highest standard through commitment, dedication, hard work and talent.
Working with professional directors, choreographers and musical directors EMT has produced a number of well-received large scale musicals, as well as concert productions.
Following several years performing at the Church Hill Theatre where productions included Rent, Sweeney Todd, Chess and Boogie Nights, the company were delighted to return to the King’s last year with their production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Guys And Dolls, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £15 - £20, 0131-529 6000