Whisky Galore

September 08, 2014 for 6 performances

Be transported back to the glory days of the radio play. Live from BBC Home Service Carnoustie, CTC prepare to present their version of Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore - adapted by Paul Godfrey. Set in a studio of a 1950s BBC radio play

For those who may be unfamiliar with the story - Whisky Galore, is set in 1943 on the islands of Great and Little Todday in the Hebrides. The people of the two islands may have escaped the worst effects of the war such as the bombs and evacuees, but with almost all the young men in the services, especially the merchant navy, and the shortage of most of lifes little luxuries, they are not totally exempt.

Not least for the rationing of whisky. Then one day a fortuitous shipwrecks offloaded cargo provides - "Uisge beatha gu leoir!" and "Sonas" prevails against a back drop of a wartime "rayjack", where well meant subterfuge and a bit of Hebridean know how isn't out of place.

Behind the Scenes

A few years ago the theatre club put on one of a collection of entertaining plays called “Deckchairs”.

This involved making the audience believe they were on a warm, sunny, sandy beach in summer. No mean feat for late September!

Although “Deckchairs” had only two people on stage at any one time, a veritable army of people had collaborated over the previous months to create that warm, sunny, sandy beach in summer.

They covered many areas and included:- producer, stage manager, stage crew, set designer, lighting manager, sound engineer, props, wardrobe, make-up, publicity, ticket and box office staff, front of house manager, the list is endless.

Without these people there would have been no show. So, remember, belonging to a theatre club can encompass many different interests, from simply going to the Theatre, through to set design!

If you are looking for a new interest, why not get in touch. And if treading the boards or making costumes etc is your dream then perhaps we can help make it a reality. Let us make good use all those hidden talents.

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