Two months ahead of their usual schedule, Pitlochry’s “theatre in the hills” has released its 2013 Summer programme. The early launch is a bid to offer audiences the opportunity of fixing plans in good time and taking advantage of the wide range of new money-saving price options, so come and “Stay 6 Days, See 6 Plays, Pay 6 Ways”!
The cult of celebrity is nothing new and next summer’s six shows explore what it is like to be in the public eye, whether intentionally or not. The season opens in late May with the rousing, large-scale Broadway classic, Hello Dolly! Next is Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval which, according to the Sunday Times is “...a serious comic masterpiece: brilliantly constructed, ruthlessly observant, hilarious, and hard as nails.”
This is followed in June by Present Laughter, a comedy of manners by Noel Coward, containing all the elements needed for life in the public eye: wealth, fame, good looks, witty repartee and “a splendid collection of dressing gowns”!
Take a plunge into the world of espionage and forgery with a double-bill of Alan Bennett plays entitled Single Spies incorporating An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution which revolve round the actions of two of Britain’s most famous spies, Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.
Written in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan was Oscar Wilde’s first major theatrical success, and is a witty romp of marital misadventure and family secrets and the sixth, and last, show to open, entitled Two, is an affectionate portrait by Jim Cartwright of one night in the life of a pub. At turns both moving and hilarious, just two actors play all fourteen roles.
For more details about this exciting programme, show dates and price options, please call the Box Office: 01796-484626 or visit www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com