Summer at Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry’s “theatre in the hills” 2014 Summer programme is now well underway - with 6 great shows over the coming months...
In this second Year of Homecoming , the 2014 season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre is studded with Scottish voices. With authors ranging from the classic to the contemporary, there is an exciting programme of old favourites as well as new writing on offer.
Building on the outstanding success of its recent musical shows, the season leaps into action.
Whisky Kisses Starting Friday 23rd May 2014
With the flagship production of an exuberant romantic comedy, Whisky Kisses, based in a Highland glen distillery.
Perfect Days Starting Thursday 29th May 2014
A sharply observed, moving and funny play by Scotland’s machar (national poet) Liz Lochhead. Called Perfect Days, and running from Thursday 29 May, it is one woman’s search for love, companionship and motherhood in amongst the bustle of contemporary life.
The Admirable Crichton Starting Thursday 5th June 2014
The return to PFT of a classic comedy from J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton, which opens on Thursday 5 June. Written in 1902, and described by the Guardian as ‘a masterful spoof on the British class system’, its message still resonates today.
The Yellow on the Broom Starting Thursday 12 June 2014
From Thursday 12 June onwards, you’ll be able to catch The Yellow on the Broom, a play by Anne Downie. Based on the classic novel by Betsy Whyte, and centred round the Townsley family, this enchanting play recreates, with music and song, the now-vanished world of Scotand’s travelling people.
Passing Places Starting Thursday 17th July 2014
A clapped-out Lada, a ‘borrowed’ surfboard, two lads from Motherwell on a journey to Thurso – this combination is guaranteed to be a recipe for an evening of laughs. Passing Places, an immensely popular play by Stephen Greenhorn, returns to the stage at PFT, after it wowed audiences in 2007. Passing Places previews from Thursday 17 July
Mr Bolfry Starting Thursday 21st July (onwards)
The last play in this year’s splendidly Scottish season, Mr Bolfry, comes from the pen of James Bridie who was also a surgeon and worked, in the 1940s, with Alfred Hitchcock. Set in a Free Kirk manse in the Western Highlands, on a driech Sunday afternoon, Mr Bolfry is a witty, mischievous and ironic moral fable, guaranteed to entertain (from Thursday 21 July onwards).
To catch all these gems, why not Stay 6 Days, See 6 Plays, Save 6 Ways?
For more details about this exciting programme, show dates and price options, please call the Box Office: 01796-484626 or visit www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com