Review: Whisky Galore (Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr) – Sunart Centre, Strontian

Published in The Times, Thursday April 23 2015

Three Stars

The question of how to dramatise Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel has inspired some ingenious adaptations down the years, including a live radio broadcast and a musical. This enjoyable new version, by Iain Finlay Macleod, gets round the problem of staging the wartime shipwreck that brings thousands of cases of whisky into the hands of a grateful island community by employing a framing device in which present-day inhabitants of the Hebridean island of Todday re-enact the legend for an Irish incomer.

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