Adapted for stage by Hugh Farey from the screenplay of the Oscar winning movie
During the Pacific war South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to stay on an island and spot Japanese aircraft for the Allies. An embittered and mysogenistic loner with a fondness for whisky, Eckland is rewarded for each sighting with directions to hidden bottles of whisky. On a trip to a neighbouring island Eckland discovers a teacher and seven of her pupils stranded there and has no choice but to take them back to his island. Consequently, he finds himself trapped on a desert island with a fastidious French teacher and seven little girls, with hilarious results.