Guide Dogs on Stage

Lanark Amateur Musical Society (LAMS) have selected Guide Dogs as their Charity Partner for the 2023 production of LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical.

On Monday 6 February 2023, Blantyre Guide Dog ‘Autumn’ took to the stage with the LAMS cast for her first rehearsal playing the character of loveable dog ‘Rufus’ in the production. ‘Autumn’ will be joined by fellow Guide Dog ‘Floss’ in splitting the role across the four performances from 23rd – 25th March at Lanark Memorial Hall. 

Photographed are Alistair Morton (left), playing handsome mailman Kyle and Vikki McIntrye (right) playing Paulette, the sassy beautician. They’re joined by Laura Bradley (centre), Autumn the Guide Dog’s owner. 

Melissa Reilly, LAMS President said We’re delighted to welcome Guide Dogs as our Charity Partner for Legally Blonde 2023. It’s a perfect fit as the production features two lovable dogs, Bruiser and Rufus! LAMS is an independent Scottish charity and we fund our annual production through a variety of fundraising events & activities, patronage, club membership, merchandise and ticket sales. During the pandemic, club members came together virtually to participate in activities to support other local and national charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer Scotland and The Brain Tumour Charity. As we begin the final countdown to Legally Blonde in March, we’re really proud to be able to support another charity, Guide Dogs, in raising awareness of the important work they do across the country.”

Guide Dogs Scotland’s Edinburgh, Forfar and Glasgow teams provide life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout Scotland.

Sandi Johnson, Community Fundraising Relationship Manager – West Scotland said “Six years ago, I felt unable to leave the house alone due to my sight loss. I had completely lost my confidence. Since then, I have become a Guide Dog owner, with my amazing dog Kane. He has enabled me to go out alone and be more independent. I then started volunteering for the charity that has helped me to re-build my life. And now, I am a passionate employee working full time for Guide Dogs – this charity has truly changed my life.

Coming to Lanark Memorial Hall this March, LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical is based on the popular movie. It follows the transformation of Elle Woods a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law to win back her former boyfriend. Along the way she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Throughout the show, very few characters have faith in Elle, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

The production takes place in Lanark Memorial Hall from 23 – 25 March 2023. Tickets for are on sale now, priced from £12.50. Purchase tickets at by calling 01555 673 199 or visiting the Lanark Memorial Hall Box Office.

Guide Dogs will have charity bucket collections at all four performances. 

Lanark Amateur Musical Society is a Registered Scottish Charity SC005126

Further information about Lanark Amateur Musical Society is available at

Further information about Guide Dogs Scotland is available at

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