Written and directed by Gerry Mulgrew
The company’s first touring show. Playing all round the country in village halls, gymnasiums and the newly opened Tron Theatre. Based on the classic Scottish novel by George Douglas Brown. The story of John Gourlay, small town despot and merchant, destroyed by his small town rival and by the small town itself. A peculiarly Scottish theme, interpreted in the grand manner of Greek Tragedy ( the author George Douglas Brown was himself a classics scholar) with daredevil physicality, live music and Brechtian songs, all in a wonderful, demotic Scots.
Cast Alastair Cording Gillie Gilchrist Gerry Mulgrew Alison Peebles Rob Pickavance Don Richardson Sandy Welch
Music by Don Richardson Designed by Ken Wolverton
“Against the odds, Communicado has succeeded in turning the tale of the dour and horrible Gourlay family into as effective a piece of theatre as you could wish to see, full of colourful, larger than life characters, ingeniously staged and choreographed for a cast of six, and accompanied throughout by superb, jangly, original music.”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman