The Adventures of Andy Kershaw
Andy Kershaw, one of the UKâ€™s most decorated broadcasters, presenter, journalist, concert promoter and, now, author will be appearing on the Pitlochry stage to talk about his life and widely acclaimed autobiography â€˜No Off Switchâ€™.
Having already lived ten lives to everyone else's one, Andy Kershaw truly has no off switch.
He regularly presented BBC 2â€™s Whistle Test and was a main presenter on Live Aid. Andy has won numerous awards throughout his career working for Radio 3 and for 15 years on Radio 1, where he shared a studio with fellow DJ, John Peel.
Andy will sign copies of his new book after the show.
Date: Mon 1st April | Time: 7.30pm | Tickets: Â£10 | BOOK NOW!
After last yearâ€™s triumphant visit, Real Diamond, the UKâ€™s leading Neil Diamond tribute act, makes a welcome return to PFT with a brand new show, a live band and a very special guest: Tina Law as Miss Barbra Streisand!
Famed for his pitch perfect interpretations and stunning live performance, John Hylton and his talented live band will bring you all your favourites from the huge Diamond songbook, including Cracklinâ€™ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Daydream Believer and Love On The Rocks to name just a few!
This brand new show takes its name from Neil Diamondâ€™s song Brooklyn Roads, which recalls his high school days in New York â€“ the same school Streisand also attended!
There will also, of course, be a magical Streisand set including the iconic duet hit, You Donâ€™t Bring Me Flowers.
Date: Fri 5 April | Time: 7.30pm | Tickets: Â£16.50 & Â£18.50 | BOOK NOW!
This 2-hour concert will take you on a journey through the music of Eric Clapton, including all of his hits: Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven and Layla. There will be an unplugged segment too!
Classic Clapton is the No.1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band, featuring front man Mike Hall, who not only looks like Eric but sings and plays guitar like him too! The band comprises of four excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhandâ€™s electrifying stage performances.
The whole of Claptonâ€™s illustrious career is covered in this concert, from the days of Cream, John Mayallâ€™s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos to the solo years.
Date: Sat 6 April | Time: 7.30pm | Tickets: Â£16.50 & Â£18.50 | BOOK NOW!
Returning for a fourth successive sure-to-sell-out concert, Skerryvore are an award-winning Scottish band creating a Trad-Rock fusion of blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs.
The unique Skerryvore sound is created by blending trad music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk. If you like the Chilli Pipers, Blazinâ€™ Fiddles, Runrig or Wolfstone, youâ€™ll love their distinctive, unforgettable music.
With four albums and several awards under their belts, including STMA Live Act, and Record of the Year Awards 2011, this band continues to be in demand, playing to audiences from Chicago to Shanghai. It was from these experiences on the road, the band drew inspiration for what is their most polished album yet, World Of Chances. Hear tracks from this new work as well as some old favourites in another PFT performance not to miss!
Date: Sat 13 April | Time: 7.30pm | Tickets: Â£18.50 | BOOK NOW!
SCDA Scottish Final
Every year, the Scottish Community Drama Association runs a One Act Play competition which draws entries from up to 200 clubs from all over Scotland.
This yearâ€™s final will feature eight plays which have fought their way through twenty four District Festivals and four Divisional Festivals. Three plays will be presented on both Thursday and Friday evening, with two plays, plus the final adjudication, taking place on Saturday evening.
The man with the unenviable task of selecting the winners will be Brian Marjoribanks. Brian, who is also an accomplished sports journalist, is a highly experienced adjudicator over many Drama Festivals and competitions across Scotland and Ireland too. Each evening, he will give a short adjudication of each play before announcing his final placings on the Saturday.
The finalists will not be known, of course, until the end of March, but if recent Finals are anything to go by you can rely on a mixture of drama and comedy presented with flair and enthusiasm, and representing the very best of Scottish amateur drama.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre is delighted to once again play host to this major event in conjunction with the SCDA, which has acted as the representative body for amateur theatre in Scotland since the 1920s.
With the eventual winner representing Scotland in the British Final in July, this will be three evenings of entertainment, drama and high tension â€“ good luck to everyone involved!
Date: Thur 18 - Sat 20 April | Time: 7.00pm | Tickets: Â£13.00 - Â£15.00 All 3 Nights: Â£33.00 - Â£39.00 | BOOK NOW!
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"â€¦ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.