Whisky toast for new studio

Graham Hewitson and Drew Barnett in a scene from Whisky Galore.
Graham Hewitson and Drew Barnett in a scene from Whisky Galore.

Members of Forfar Dramatic Society celebrated a major milestone in their long history when their new studio was officially opened last night (Tuesday).

After years of planning and fundraising, the studio at 132 East High Street was opened by John Buick of the Dundee Rep Theatre Ensemble.

Members of the public are invited along to the society’s first production at Studio 132 later this month when the society will toast the new venue with ‘Whisky Galore’

It’s World War Two and most things are in short supply on the remote islands of Great Todday and Little Todday, somewhere off the west coast of Scotland. Worst of all, supplies of whisky have run out and the island is dry. And then an act of God. The SS Cabinet Minister runs aground just off shore, with a cargo of 50,000 cases of whisky bound for America.

The islanders are not slow to grasp the opportunity and claim “the water of life,” but they must thwart the efforts of the authorities who wish to reclaim the cargo, or at least the tax payable on it.

Compton Mackenzie’s timeless classic ‘Whisky Galore’ runs from Thursday to Saturday, November 24 - 26, with two performances on the Saturday.

Whisky Galore is staged in the style of a 1940’s BBC Radio production, as four actors bring a myriad of characters to life in front of a live studio audience.

Tickets for Whisky Galore are now available online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/forfardramatic. They can also be obtained from Toppers in East High Street. Evening performances begin at 7.30pm and the Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Studio 132 only seats 50 people, advance purchase of tickets is advised.