Video interview: Greg Hemphill and Jimmy Chisholm make An Appointment with The Wicker Man

Jonathan Melville 22 February, 2012 0
Video interview: Greg Hemphill and Jimmy Chisholm make An Appointment with The Wicker Man

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:

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:

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

Visit the An Appointment with The Wicker Man website for full details.