WHAT’S ON OCTOBER: New musical tours to Platform

A new musical from Richard Ferguson and Andy Cannon, directed by Ken Alexander

The Sunshine Ghost tells the wonderfully comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire and property tycoon, Glen Duval, for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’ – Hollywood’s favourite astrologer.

Duval (Barrie Hunter) plans to have the ancient MacKinnon stronghold dismantled, shipped across the sea and then reconstructed to its former glory in Naples, Florida, USA.

Brought stone by stone from Buckie Rock, a remote rocky outcrop on a small Scottish Island, all the way to Naples, Florida, they soon discover that the castle’s previous owner has not quite ‘left’ the building…

This lavish enterprise is all at the behest of Duval’s fiancé, Elizabeth Sinclair – better known to the world as ‘Astrobeth’ (Helen Logan) and Hollywood’s favourite astrologer. She has told Duval that ‘it has been written in the stars that it is their destiny to be romantically united’ at the ancient Mackinnon stronghold.

Mysteriously, Astrobeth then informs Duval that she is unable to travel to Scotland, but is sure that her vivid celestial prophecy will somehow come to pass and, enchanted by this, the love-struck Duval hits upon the idea to ship the castle across the Atlantic to her.

Duval immediately starts planning for the castle’s deconstruction and relocation; arrangements that upset and anger many people. Jacqueline (Neshla Caplan), Duval’s daughter from his first marriage and an avid archaeologist, is furious that her father could display such disrespect for another country’s heritage.

She is deeply suspicious of her soon-to-be stepmother’s motives in instigating such an audacious property development. Despite her best efforts supported by her trusty colleague, Lachlan Douglas Hamilton (Andy Cannon), Jacqueline is ultimately powerless to prevent her father from pursuing his plan to ship his latest folly across Atlantic.

The story reaches its supernatural climax on the eve of Astrobeth and Duval’s wedding day, when true identities are revealed, family trees are unearthed and the Sunshine Ghost (John Kielty) enjoys an unforgettable finale.

LISTING:

Platform, Glasgow

Friday 20 October 2017 at 7:00pm

0141 276 9696 

http://www.platform-online.co.uk

For more information please visit the website: http://www.thesunshineghost.com