Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie,
adapted by Philip Goulding
7 to 14 December 2019

It’s 1955 and the Pallas Players, an all-female theatre company, are putting on a play.  They show us how the islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling as the government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans. Relief seems to be at hand when a 50,000 bottle cargo shipwrecks close by, until stuffy Paul Waggot takes it upon himself to prevent them taking advantage of their good fortune.

This new adaptation is a tribute to the feisty, fearless all-female touring companies of the post-war years. Witness the Pallas Players as they play all the hilarious characters from Mackenzie’s tale in an innovative and beguiling play that breathes fresh life into a well-loved masterpiece.

The cast in rehearsal

Photos from the dress rehearsal


Pallas Player: Aileen McCormack Ali Davenport
Pallas Player: Flora Bellerby Sonia Dykstra
Pallas Player: Doris Sanderson Colette Fitton
Pallas Player: Win Hewitt Anji McGregor
Pallas Player: Juliet Mainwaring Eilidh Pollard
Pallas Player: Connie Calvert Atusa Sade
Pallas Player: Bea Comford Janine Walters


This play is sponsored by: Stationery Solutions (57 Chapel Lane) For all your stationery requirements
The 2019-20 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane) Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists


Director Victor Hassan
Stage Manager Al Fowkes
Prompt Adele Taylor
Props Belinda Coghlan
ASM Diana Boswell/Alison Fleming
Lighting Chris Hills, Keith Jones, Bruce Williams
Sound John Coghlan/Mark Seyler
Wardrobe Di James and the Wardrobe Team
Original music composed by Eilidh Pollard
Choreography June Janes
Rehearsal photographs Bruce Williams
Ticket secretary Denise Soussi
House Manager Shan Bristow, Fred Donnan, Ronnie Dykstra, Peter de la Wyche
Liaison Alison Fleming
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