Written by Greg Hemphill and Donald McLeary, An Appointment with The Wicker Man is a new play set on a remote and distant Scottish island where amateur theatre company the Loch Parry Players are rehearsing a stage version of classic British horror film, The Wicker Man.
However, when their leading man goes missing in 'mysterious circumstances', they hire an actor - who plays a cop on the telly - to come over from the mainland and step in at the last minute. Soon real life begins to imitate art and the cast are at the centre of a mystery worthy of Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee.
In our first interview, co-writer and star of the play, Greg Hemphill, discusses his love of the film and his reasons for turning it into an affectionate homage rather than a a send-up:
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In our second interview, actor Jimmy Chisholm talks about being involved with the play and why fans of The Wicker Man should enjoy the new production:
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An Appointment with The Wicker Man will visit the following venues on its current tour:
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 21 - 25 February 2012
Theatre Royal, Glasgow 28 February - 3 March 2012
Eden Court, Inverness 6 - 10 March 2012
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline 21 - 24 March 2012