BY COMPTON MACKENZIE
ADAPTED BY PHILIP GOULDING
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June
The islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling as the UK government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans, in an attempt to bribe them into supporting the British war effort. When the whisky runs out completely it seems like the end of the world, until a cargo of 50,000 bottles is shipwrecked nearby. Conflict is guaranteed, however, with the arrival of the Home Guard trying to prevent the thirsty islanders from taking advantage of their apparent good fortune.
This new production, set in 1955, is a tribute to the feisty, fearless all-female theatre companies of the post-war years and centres around The Palla Players - under the direction of the redoubtable Flora Bellerby - as they play all the hilarious characters in Mackenzie’s comedy classic.
Illustration based on a book cover design by Birlinn Ltd, which features an illustration by Paul Bommer.
Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie is available in a gift book edition from Birlinn Ltd. https://www.birlinn.co.uk/Whisky-Galore-9781780270920.html
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm
Tickets £27 - £12
Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse
Audio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 28 June at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.
Cast & Creatives
Director Kevin Shaw