Pitlochry’s “theatre in the hills” 2013 Winter programme is now well underway - with 2 great shows over the coming month..........
Until 17th November 2013
A decade on from their last appearance at PFT, The Ladies are back . . . It's It's Hogmanay. In that great Victorian institution, the Steamie, four women set about getting their heavy loads of washing done in time for the bells. Amongst the heat and the suds, Mrs Culfeathers, Dolly, Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit swap tales of menfolk, memories and mince, as they wring sheets dry over sinks and scrub the dirt from their husbands’ overalls with ferocity, dedication . . . and a wicked sense of humour. As they gossip, laugh, sing and cry together - both hindered and helped by the Steamie's ubiquitous handy man, Andy - the quartet conjure up a poignant, hilarious cameo of life in 1950s Glasgow, when community was everything. They're oor pals . . . your pals . . . a' body's pals . . . A smash-hit when last seen at PFT in 2003 - the third such production of Tony Roper's 1987 play to be staged at PFT - The Steamie remains an all-time favourite with Scottish audiences. As the nights draw in, this heart-warming, laugh-aminute comedy is the perfect choice for this year's Autumn Classic!
A Wonderful Life
29th November until 22nd December 2013
It's Christmas Eve. In upstate New York, in the small town of Bedford Falls, lights are twinkling and snow is falling. Yet for one man, the season of peace and goodwill brings only despair. Through no fault of his own, one of the good guys, George Bailey, someone who has given up his youthful dreams of escape and adventure in order to help his family, his friends and the citizens of Bedford Falls, faces ruin and disgrace. As George stands on the town bridge, staring into the icy waters and lamenting his wasted life, the people of Bedford Falls pray for someone – anyone – to save George from himself. And as if by a miracle, somewhere far, far away, those prayers are heard. And an angel named Clarence is given the chance to earn his wings . . . Adapted from Frank Capra's classic Christmas film, this uplifting, bittersweet tale of small town life is one of the greatest festive stories ever told. If you enjoyed last year’s hugely successful production of White Christmas, then you can`t afford to miss the Scottish première of Thomas M. Sharkey`s new musical!
For more details about this exciting programme, show dates and price options, please call the Box Office: 01796-484626 or visit www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com