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Gorebridge composer’s long run

James Bryce_Euan Martin_Dave Smith and Jon Beales working on Whiskey kisses

James Bryce_Euan Martin_Dave Smith and Jon Beales working on Whiskey kisses

Gorebridge composer James Bryce is looking forward to his work hitting the stage for a 40-show run, some 10 years after he began work on it.

Billed as a Scottish musical comedy, Whisky Kisses is on at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from this Friday (May 23) until October 18.

The production was written by Euan Martin and Dave Smith,with Bryce and Jon Beales providing the music.

The Gorebridge writer told the Advertiser how the production has evolved.

He said: “In 2004 there was a call put out by the Eden Court with the backing of Cameron McIntosh to find a Scottish musical. So Dave and Ewan contacted me and said they wanted to enter this.

“It came second in this competition and evolved from there. It’s been a long haul. We kept changing it.

“We did a four week tour in 2010 and that went very well indeed. At that time I felt it was great as it got a good response but there was something not quite right about it.

“So last year we were told Pitlochry was considering it, but they wanted some changes and it turned out to be things we already felt needed changing.

“Now I think it is looking really great. We have 18 actors, which really adds to it. We have a very good cast and a marvellous choreographer.”

Read more in this week’s Advertiser, out now.

 

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