In the 70th anniversary of one of the most classic films of all time, the Gilded Balloon brings Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio next week.
It is a lovingly disrespectful homage to the film, as the superbly multi-tasking cast whisk their audiences back to Morocco 1941 on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept 25 and 26) nights.
A fast-paced, action packed comedy, written and directed by award-winning director Morag Fullarton, Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut is a cleverly constructed tribute to the film, starring comic actor Gavin Mitchell, playing Humphrey Bogart playing Rick Blaine, alongside Clare Waugh and Aberdeen favourite Jimmy Chisholm.
The film has some of the most iconic scenes and best lines ever written, so why not play it again, but this time in a tiny gin joint, with three actors?
Morag Fullarton’s fast-paced distillation is designed to have aficionados raise a Bogart-style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise.
Back by five star reviews for the play’s premiere in Glasgow, the play will be staged at The Lemon Tree next week as part of a UK tour.
Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.