Friday 10:30am - 12:10pm in Auditorium 7
Saturday 11:25pm - 1am in Auditorium 4
The tale of a Scottish island town that ran out of whiskey because of World War II rationing has been told many times, and in many ways.
It began in 1947, when author Compton Mackenzie published a novel called Whiskey Galore he based on actual events that occurred in 1941, when residents on the Hebridean island of Eriskay raided a ship that had run aground, the SS Politician, of its cargo of whiskey.
Mackenzie’s novel was so popular it was adapted for a 1949 film of the same name, only with an exclamation point added. Whiskey Galore! was a hit in the UK and eventually released in the United States, albeit under the head-scratching title Tight Little Town because of restrictions on using the names of adult beverages in titles.
The story endured. Over the years Whiskey Galore! was adapted into several stage productions, including a musical. Then, in 2016, director Gillies MacKinnon completed a long-gestating remake that had languished in development limbo for more than a decade.
We loved the latest incarnation of Whiskey Galore!, and we think you will, too.