Hull Truck Theatre


By Compton Mackenzie
Adapted by Philip Goulding
Directed by Kevin Shaw
Designed by Patrick Connellan


Hull Truck Theatre

Whisky Galore

By Compton Mackenzie
Adapted by Philip Goulding
Directed by Kevin Shaw
Designed by Patrick Connellan

It’s 1955 and the Pallas Players, an all-female theatre company, are putting on a play… Whisky Galore.

They take us back to 1943 and the Scottish islands of Great Todday and Little Todday, where disaster has struck! The whisky supply has dried up because of the War and tensions are running high.

Mysterious Mr Brown arrives, saying he is a tweed salesman but asking lots of questions about their lack of patriotism, whilst parents are unhappy about romances blossoming in the younger generation.

Relief comes when a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky is wrecked just offshore. Then it’s every islander for themselves as they try to ‘save’ as many bottles as possible before snooty Mr Waggett of the Home Guard can put a stop to their fun.

This new adaptation is a tribute to the feisty all-female touring theatre companies of the post-war years. Join the Pallas Players as they breathe fresh life into the hilarious characters of Compton Mackenzie’s comedy classic.


Sally Armstrong

Flora Bellerby / Monty, The Biffer, Father Macalister, Constable Macrae

Lila Clements

Aileen McCormack / Drooby, Peggy Macroon. George Campbell, Paddy, Lieutenant Boggust, Mr Brown

Isabel Ford

Bea Cornford / Paul Waggett, Annag, Robbie Baird

Christine Mackie

Win Hewitt / Donald MacKechnie, Doctor Maclaren, Mrs Campbell, Annag, Tom Ferguson, Paddy

Alicia McKenzie

Juliet Mainwaring / Dolly Waggett, Norman Macleod, Duncan Macroon, Annag

Joey Parsad

Doris Sanderson / Joseph Macroon, Catriona Macleod, Roderick MacRurie, Paddy

Shuna Snow

Connie Calvert / Fred Odd, Major Quiblick, Annag, Captain Headley Faversham


Kevin Shaw


Patrick Connellan


Alan Edward Williams


Jason Taylor

Lighting Designer

Lorna Munden

Sound Designer

Shona Wright

Company Stage Manager (On Tour)

Philip Hussey

Deputy Stage Manager (On Tour)

Annabeth Fernley

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