Known internationally 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 2019 Summer Season runs from the 24th May through to the 5th October and features a fabulous musical plus five world class dramas on stage:
During a wet Scottish summer, Pitlochry bus driver Don whisks his workmates away on a borrowed bus, in search of sunshine and fun in Athens! Along the way, the mechanics pick up a stowaway, rescue stranded singing trio Do-Re-Mi and fall in love!
BLITHE SPIRIT by Noël Coward
Blithe Spirit is Coward’s most successful, inventive and highly-spirited comedy. It was the longest-running hit of his career, the film version of which memorably starred Rex Harrison and Margaret Rutherford.
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller’s 1953 play is one of the most powerful pieces of 20th century theatre. Written as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the US government persecuted its citizens for being communists, this parable of politics, religious fervour and fear is a masterpiece which still resonates in the 21st century.
BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF 1943 By Alan Plater
Based on the BAFTA winning TV film starring Judi Dench, this show is guaranteed to raise your spirits with stunning, live vocal and musical performances of hits by Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, George Formby, Fats Waller and more, with all the glitz and sparkle of a gone but not forgotten era.
HERITAGE by Nicola McCartney
First staged in 1998, Heritage is a poignant and poetic exploration of love, identity, tribalism and the need to belong. As stark and poignant as the sweeping landscape it conjures, all at once it is epic, lyrical and timeless.
NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell, adapted by Janys Chambers
A tale for today, this timely adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s great classic 19th-century novel by BAFTA-nominated writer Janys Chambers explores the complex relationship between North and South, and between women and men of different classes.
Autumn 2019 Show - Faith Healer by Brian Friel
Performances from 17th October until 3rd November
A haunting exploration of love, loss, belief and sacrifice, Faith Healer is often funny, passionate and tender. It will take you to the heart of what it means to love, struggle and believe.
Christmas 2019 Show - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Isobel McArthur
Performances from 21st November until 23rd December
A bright, bold new adaptation of the Dickens classic – one of the most loved yuletide stories ever written
Click to view Pitlochry Theatre Summer Season 2019 Brochure:
PFT creates and presents 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.
To book your tickets call the Box Office team on 01796 484626
or book online at www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com