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Whisky Kisses

by Euan Martin, Dave Smith & James Bryce


       

 
"... genuinely classy and riotously good fun"
 
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times
 
 
 
"A clever and upbeat show"
 
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
 
 
 
"An unashamedly feelgood musical"
 
Neil Cooper, Herald

       

Synopsis

Somewhere in the heart of a rolling Highland glen, one of the last family-owned distilleries is in trouble . . . Having inherited a mountain of debt from her father, Mary McGregor faces a stark choice. Either close the business - and threaten the livelihood of everyone in the village - or sell her one remaining asset: the very last bottle of an ancient, fabled, malt whisky... The Glenigma!

For Mary, closure isn’t an option. So reluctantly, she posts a notice online: The Glenigma is to be sold.

Electrified by the news, whisky fanatics from across the globe descend upon the distillery to compete in the planned auction, amongst them the two obsessive collectors who seem favourite to secure the prize: Ben Munro, a Wall Street wheeler-dealer, and Yomo Yomostushi, a Japanese industrialist.

But the soft Highland air has a strange effect on visitors. And The Glenigma isn't the only attraction in this beautiful, remote location. So perhaps it’s not so surprising that when the battle for the bottle begins, things don’t turn out quite as anyone expected . . .

A finalist in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Highland Quest’ competition, this funny, romantic and exuberant Scottish musical gives you a taste of tartan and leaves a warm glow in your heart. Slàinte mhath!


Characters

Principals (6m, 2f)
  Mary McGregor - 30s, runs the village B&B, has inherited her father's distillery, warm, outgoing
  Lachie - 45-55, works at the distillery
  Duncan - 20-30, a villager
  Alice - 30ish, Australian, works at the B&B
  Ben - 40s, American, owner of a big company in New York, loves whisky and everything Scottish
  Jeff - 25-35, American, gay, Ben's PA
  Yomo - 40s, Japanese, works for his ailing father 
  Giles - 30-60, an official from the Malt Whisky Preservation Society
 
Support (3m, 2f, 2m/f plus chorus)
  Yomo Senior - owner of a big company in Japan, loves and collects whisky
  Rocco - a designer from Euro Totale Concept (Theme Parks)
  Joss - a designer from Euro Totale Concept (Theme Parks)
  Walter - the distillery's Book Keeper
  Moira - works at the B&B
  Roddy - the village taxi driver and cook at the B&B
  Jessie - works at the B&B
 
  Chorus, includes some named characters :
    Marjory, Trish, Graham, Bob, plus Male & Female Secretaries (NY), Air Hostess, Airport Security Guard

Songs

  1) Got To Have It Ben, Jeff & NY Secretaries
  2) Farewell To The Glens Ben, Jeff & NY Secretaries
  3) We Sold Life Mary, Dunc, Lachie & Villagers
  4) Satisfaction Guaranteed Moira, Alice, Roddie & Jessie (with Ben & Jeff)
  5) Breathing In Ben & Mary
  6) Precious Little Lachie, Ben & Villagers
  7) Serious Money Alice, Mary, Ben. Yomo, Lachie, Dunc & Villagers
  8) The Malt Whisky Man Song Giles, Principals & Villagers
  9) Change Can Sometimes Happen Mary, Alice, Dunc, Ben, Jeff & Villagers
~~ Interval ~~  
10) The Future Is Just A Head Of You Giles, Rocco, Joss & Villagers
11) The Road To Love Dunc, Jeff & Some Villagers
12) Fortune Wheel Jeff & Ben
13) Yomo’s Song Yomo (with Yomo Senior)
14) Fhir A' Bhata Mary & Some Villagers
15) Alcoholics Synonymous Company
16) The Moment Has Gone Mary
17) Spirit Of Living Company

Information for Production Administrators

Here's a list of all the supporting material available and some other information you might need. Pricing for the production materials is supplied automatically with a Perusal Set. Royalty pricing can only be provided as a formal quotation.

Available now (see below) ...
 
Preview Script/Libretto
You can download straightaway a shortened copy of the script/libretto to read and get a relatively good picture of whether you would like to proceed to the next step. The Preview E-Script is made available to you as a pdf file sized for A4 paper and contains just over half of the script.libretto.
Perusal Set
These are available for UK customers only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
 
  • Printed Libretto
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Studio Recording Double CD Sampler
Available after Perusal ...
 
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and piano vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

To order this, create account with us, then go to the 'Ordering for Musicals' page

Please note that we do not sell printed copies of libretti, nor do we hire sets of printed rehearsal libretti or scores.

Available after Rights Obtained ...
 
Backing Tracks
Not available.
Orchestrations
These are available for an TBA piece orchestra as below, for hire to production companies only, who hold a valid, unexpired, licence to perform.
     
Royalty Type
Royalties for this title are 'variable fee, post paid', and will be calculated on a percentage of your box office income once your production has finished. See our pricing policy for details. We work on a quotation system for royalties, based on information you supply to us. Complete a printed application form or create account with us, and use the online version.
Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Author, and we manage them on his behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
 
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)

       

Order your free preview script or perusal material now ...
  • Perusal Set ('Whisky Kisses')
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