This Summer, this famous festival of theatre is once again producing and performing 6 excellent shows, all of which are played in daily rotation, which means you can see a different show every day, two on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as selected dates in September!
PFT is famous for large scale productions, delivered to international standards, with multitudes of sumptuous costumes, exquisitely detailed sets in a setting that is picture-postcard. It makes a perfect day or nights entertainment or as many of those who already attend, a superb short break. Many stay 6 days and see 6 plays. Or, how about 3 plays in 2 days, plus walking, golfing, shopping.
It’s a unique phenomenon, no other British theatre attempts this extraordinary turnover of plays"-Scotland On Sunday
Friday 26th May
High Society - Opening Pitlochry's summer season to the genius of Cole Porter with a large cast, a fabulous swing band and some great songs. For the socialites of New England, it will be the Wedding of the Year: seven hundred guests, magnums of Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful, sophisticated Tracy Lord as the bride-to-be. And the groom? Find out more HERE>>
Thursday 1st June
Mary Rose - J.M. Barrie’s eerie supernatural drama of youth, love and loss 'Mary Rose' written in the aftermath of the Great War, was first staged in 1920 – and a young Alfred Hitchcock was one of the many who fell under its spell. If you enjoyed PFTs recent productions of The Admirable Crichton and Dear Brutus, then this mysterious, deeply moving play, which featured in PFT’s first ever Season in 1951, is not to be missed! Find out more HERE>>
Thursday 8th June
People - Bennett’s hilariously entertaining and strangely moving play about heritage and home opened at the National Theatre in London in 2012. Sharing the same theatrical DNA as PFT’s acclaimed production of The Lady In The Van, the Scottish première of People will be eagerly awaited by Bennett fans everywhere! Find out more HERE>>
Thursday 15th June
Absurd Person Singular -A hilarious, wickedly observant comic masterpiece about ladder-climbing (social and otherwise) and power, Absurd Person Singular is one of the greatest plays of the last fifty years, by one of Britain’s and PFT’s most popular playwrights Alan Ayckbourn. Find out more HERE>>
Thursday 20th July
The Ruling Class - Peter Barnes’s classic cult comedy, influenced by everything from music hall to Ealing comedy, is a theatrical tour de force, combining feverish energy, ferocious humour, razor-sharp satire and genuine horror. The 1972 film earned Peter O’Toole an Oscar nomination. Do not miss this! Find out more HERE>>
Thursday 24th August
Europe - This startlingly contemporary work by Scotland’s greatest living playwright is a fierce and compassionate drama about shifting borders, changing identities and globalisation. HERE >>
For more information on Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season check out their Website>>