Windmill Productions are performing Whisky Galore – A Musical in Rutherglen City Corridor from Wednesday seventeenth Might – Saturday twentieth Might (with two reveals on Saturday).
A present which surprisingly may be very hardly ever carried out, however each time it’s, it earns rave critiques. It was first carried out professionally by Pitlochry Pageant Theatre in its 2009 summer time season and because of well-liked demand was repeated within the autumn of 2011 as a part of the Theatre’s sixtieth anniversary season.
The musical is predicated on Compton MacKenzie’s humorous, romantic and massively entertaining novel of the identical identify that was made right into a memorable movie in 1949. Each the movie and the novel are based mostly on the real-life 1941 shipwreck of the SS Politician close to the island of Eriskay, however within the movie the 2 islands have been merged into the one island of Todday and a few non secular points have been neglected.
Working from the unique novel, with permission from the Society of Authors who handle the copyright of Compton Mackenzie’s works, the adaptors, Shona and Ian, have introduced these two facets of the ebook again to life: the completely different religions, and the 2 Todday islands – the Catholic Little Todday and the Protestant Nice Todday. This facet supplies fascinating mild and shade to the machinations and manoeuvering that happen between the varied ‘warring factions’.
The musical has a rating that conjures up each the Forties and the unmistakable sounds of the Western Isles and ends with the poet Duncan Macroon and the Sergeant’s mom, Mrs Odd, toasting the gorgeous islands with uisge beathe, because the solar units. All is effectively in heaven and on earth and the viewers is left with the sensation that they could simply have caught a glimpse of the soul of the Outer Hebrides.
Windmill Productions are a efficiency group established by famend Glasgow based mostly producer, Alan Jones in 2014, and first carried out Whisky Galore in the identical yr. Since then, they’ve had very profitable productions of Nunsense; Girls on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; A Humorous Factor Occurred on the Strategy to the Discussion board; The Steamie and Evita.
Whisky Galore – A Musical is carried out with a small forged of 15 actors and so they embrace many very skilled lead performers from golf equipment from throughout Glasgow and Lanarkshire. The present is collectively produced by Alan Jones and prime Lanarkshire director and choreographer, Joanne Tulips. Musical Director is award profitable David Fisher. And choreography is by Sarah Sales space.
WHISKY GALORE – A MUSICAL.
Rutherglen City Corridor: seventeenth – twentieth Might 2023.
Sergeant Main Alfred Odd – Ronnie Honey
Peggy Macroon – Jennifer McGowan
George Campbell – Will Pollock
Catriona Macleod – Samantha Todd
Mrs Campbell – Catherine Grace Usher
Captain Paul Waggett – John McKenzie
Joseph Macroon – Jonathan Procter
Father Macalister – Iain Fraser
Roderick MacRurie – James Cassidy
Duncan Macroon – Robert Kirkham
Jockey Stewart – Alan Orr
Willie Munro – Invoice Craig
Dolly Waggett – Maureen Todd
Tweed Service provider – James Cassidy
Reverend Morrison – Robert Kirkham
Mrs Odd – Catherine Gemmell
Bean Stewart – Ann Rodger
Captain MacKechnie – John McKenzie
Tom Ferguson – Invoice Craig
Robbie Baird – Alan Orr
Captain MacPhee – Alan Orr
Corporal Ruskin – Alan Orr
Grizelda McRurie – Catherine Gemmell