Whisky Galore

Cancelled Whisky Galore

Cutwater Productions

Tickets £12.50**


"Due to illness it is with regret that Cutwater Productions must cancel their Autumn production "Whisky Galore - The Making of a Fillum".

Blackfriars Theatre wish those involved a speedy recovery and will be contacting all people who have bought tickets already to issue refunds as soon as possible. 


Cutwater Productions presents the classic Ealing comedy, reimagined for their next show - Whisky Galore.

"The making of a fillum".

It’s 1948 and only two days before filming is due to start of the iconic Ealing comedy Whisky Galore!, the studio bigwigs decide that they do not like the script. 

A frantic re-write by the director culminates in a dash to the Hebrides, to see the author of both the original novel and the original screenplay - Compton Mackenzie.  His blessing is vital, but with time so short, those assembled decide to act out the script, to assess it more realistically. Mackenzie, his secretary, his great nephew, the film’s  director, producer and star Joan Greenwood take on all the roles, Scottish accents flying wildly and the contents of Mackenzie’s study pressed into service as emergency props. Cutwater Productions brings Giles Croft’s script to life, as they perform the film for you with bravado and enthusiasm, proving once more why the classic Ealing offering is a timeless classic. Take a dram or two in the interval and join in as the inhabitants of a thirsty wartime Hebridean island resolve a shortage of whisky via the god-send of a shipwreck. If you already know the film, you’ll love it - if you don’t, prepare to fall in love with this classic.

By Giles Croft, novel by Compton Mackenzie.
Screenplay by Compton Mackenzie & Angus Macphail.

**Prices include a 50p per seat 'refurbishment' levy.

Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers, we don't charge an admin fee and don't intend to. The full levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you Enjoy the Show and encourage others to Keep Theatre Live in Boston.

Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.