Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie, adapted for the stage by Philip Goulding. Directed by Lexie Fox-Hutchings
01/07/23 - 08/07/23
It's 1955 and the Pallas Players, an all-female theatre company, are putting on Compton Mackenzie's Whisky Galore.
They transport us back to 1943: it's war time on the Scottish islands of Great and Little Todday. The whisky supply has dried up, leaving tensions running high. Then, relief! A ship carrying 50,000 bottles of whisky is wrecked just offshore. The islanders determine to rescue as many bottles as possible before stuffy Captain Waggett of the Home Guard can stop them.
Philip Goulding's stage adaptation of this comedy classic is a tribute to the feisty all-female touring theatre companies of the post-war years. First performed in a touring production, Whisky Galore combines rollicking physical theatre, panto and farce, with an array of hilarious characters.
A Liz Stafford Auditorium produciton