Cast announced for Whisky Galore

Cast announced for Whisky Galore

As Britain marks 100 years since women first gained the right to vote, Hull Truck Theatre, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and New Vic Theatre present a brand new, all-female adaptation of Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore adapted by Philip Goulding.

As Britain marks 100 years since women first gained the right to vote, Hull Truck Theatre, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and New Vic Theatre present a brand new, all-female adaptation of Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore adapted by Philip Goulding.

Partly inspired by the true story of the Osiris Players, a troupe of female actors who toured the British Isles from 1927 – 1963, this new production is a tribute to the feisty, fearless all-female touring companies of the post war years. Under the dogmatic direction of the redoubtable Flora Bellerby, witness the Pallas Players – Win, Doris, Flora, Bea, Aileen, Connie and Juliet – as they play all the hilarious and diverse characters from Compton Mackenzie’s comedy classic.

This production’s all-female cast are Sally Armstrong (Men Should Weep at the National Theatre; The Guid Sisters at the National Theatre of Scotland), Lila Clements (A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Shakespeare Company; Therese Raquin at Park Theatre and Finborough Theatre), Isabel Ford (Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at Hull Truck Theatre; Hard Times at Oldham Coliseum), Christine Mackie (Dancing Through the Shadows at Hull Truck Theatre; Daphne Bryant in Downton Abbey), Alicia McKenzie (A Christmas Carol at St Joseph Theatre; Cinderella at Octagon Theatre Bolton), Joey Parsad (Around The World in 80 Days at New Vic Theatre; Like Mother Like Daughter by Complicite) and Shuna Snow (Brideshead Revisited by English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal; Twelfth Night at The Rose).