Pitlochry Festival Theatre

 

Known affectionately by many as the “Theatre in the Hills”, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a focal point in Highland Perthshire life, offering a varied and exciting programme of events all year round.

The 2017 Summer Season runs from the 26th May through to the 14th October and promises to be the most unique yet, with another six spectacular plays on offer.

High Society by Arthur Kopit
Mary Rose by J.M Barrie
People by Alan Bennet
Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes
Europe by David Greig

PFT produces high quality productions, receiving critical acclaim year after year. With the diversity in the programme this summer, there is something to suit everyone.

PFT continues to thrive as its unique model of presenting a different play every day was developed with the visitor firmly at the heart of the experience.

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or book online at www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN

By Compton Mackenzie   |  Adapted by Peter Arnott
26 October – 12 November 2017
A riotous romp around the glens from the master of Scottish farce.

When you visit Pitlochry Festival Theatre this season you should know we have a Monarch in residence. For this Autumn, we set to work on something really special, commissioning leading Scottish playwright Peter Arnott, to adapt The Monarch Of The Glen as a PFT WORLD PREMIÈRE.

Familiar to many through the BBC TV series, our production is a kilt-flapping, sporran-swinging romp around the glens, blending Tom Sharpe and P. G. Wodehouse in a madcap mix of kilts, ramblers and politics.

American millionaire Chester Royde, his new bride, Carrie, and his sister, Myrtle, arrive in the Highlands to explore Carrie’s Scottish ancestry. Very much creatures of the 20th century, their hosts are not. Donald MacDonald of Ben Nevis, the 23rd clan chieftain and Laird of Glenbogle Castle, is fiercely protective of his way of life, the land that he loves and the Macdonald spirit. Being more than a little cash-strapped, however, he is not above trying to forge a match between heiress Myrtle and one of his brawny sons.

But when a group of English hikers turn up and trample his grouse moor, plus a trespassing nationalist poet seems set to capture Myrtle’s affections, Ben Nevis’ plans come under attack – and he’s never one to underreact when things don’t go his way!

This classic 1930s comedy will be taking to the stage for the first time – ever! Splendidly adapted by leading Scottish playwright Peter Arnott, whose work includes acclaimed stage adaptations of other Scots novels, including The Silver Darlings and The Cone Gatherers, The Monarch Of The Glen follows in the footsteps of our smash-hit productions of Para Handy last year and our last Compton Mackenzie adaptation, Whisky Galore - A Musical!

Join us to raise a glass to this eagerly anticipated, brand new piece of Scottish theatre - not to be missed! Opens 26 October. The Monarch Of The Glen performs over 14 days only.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Songs by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed   |   Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
1 - 23 December 2017
All-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza, guaranteed to make you feel good this Winter!

This year's Pitlochry Festival Theatre musical SPECTACULAR, is the all-singing, all-dancing Singin’ In The Rain. Believed by many to be the best movie musical ever made, it’s certain to be yet another PFT Winter extravaganza. Raindrops and all!

Stars of the silent screen, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, are the toast of Tinseltown, even if, when not in front of the camera, neither is the other’s greatest fan. But the arrival of the revolutionary ‘talkies’ threatens to fatally undermine the partnership, since Lina’s speaking voice can start dogs  howling half a mile away…

So, if they’re to secure their prime place in public hearts, something will have to be done about Lina’s voice! Singin’ In The Rain is still celebrated for its stunning song and dance routines and the magical on-screen relationship between its stars, Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

Brilliantly adapted for the stage, this exuberant, funny, joyous and warm-hearted musical features all the songs from the classic 1952 MGM film, including Make ‘Em Laugh, Good Mornin’, You Were Meant  For Me, You Are My Lucky Star, and of course, the immortal Singin’ In The Rain.

Destined to be yet another unforgettable PFT winter musical, Singin’ In The Rain will send all the family home with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a twinkle in their toes. All whilst wondering, “how did they do that!”

Opens 1 December. Singin’ In The Rain performs over just 17 days. PFT Winter musical is always popular. Early booking recommended.