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2017 Summer Season

26 May – 14 October

This Summer, the famous ‘Theatre in the Hills’ 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!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Well, Did You Evah! are just two of the fabulous Cole Porter numbers in our 2017 flagship musical, the exuberant High Society. With all the trademark PFT production values that audiences have come to expect, we anticipate that this will be even more popular than last year’s Carousel – so don’t delay, book today!

Alan Bennett’s People opened to resounding critical acclaim at London’s National Theatre in 2012. This perfectly pitched comedy about the heritage industry showcases Bennett at the peak of his powers, so if you enjoyed The Lady In The Van or Habeas Corpus, then this Scottish première is for you. Warning: adults only – and aching sides might be a problem…

The Ruling Class by Olivier Award-winning playwright Peter Barnes is another highlight: a funny, frenetic, subversive and, most importantly, wickedly entertaining satire about an aristocratic family confronting the possibility that one of their own is a paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex. What more could you ask?

Well, how about three misfit couples, in three kitchens, over three successive Christmases? Alan Ayckbourn’s 1970s classic, Absurd Person Singular, is an irresistible masterpiece that combines suburban sit-com with a host of those horribly truthful, cringe-inducing, howl-out-loud moments for which its author is renowned.

The work of two great Scottish playwrights completes our Summer-long festival of theatre: J.M. Barrie’s Mary Rose, one of the biggest successes of his career, is a poignant, chilling supernatural story about innocence and the loss of youth, set either side of the First World War, whilst David Greig’s Europe is a dark, complex tale of shifting borders, refugees and nationhood, which follows in the footsteps of PFT’s hugely successful production of the same playwright’s Pyrenees in 2015.

Great plays, such as these, are always topical, affecting, thought-provoking and entertaining, so we hope that you will find much here to interest and excite you.

Attracting over 100,000 people each year, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a unique theatrical phenomenon in the rural heart of Scotland.

 

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"It's a unique phenomenon, no other British theatre attempts this extraordinary turnover of plays"

Scotland on Sunday

"Pitlochry Festival Theatre is one of the country’s unsung gems. This is an extraordinary institution. Few British theatres, if any, play such a crucial role in the economic as well as the cultural life of their town."

Sunday Herald

“One of the world’s most beautiful settings for a theatre”

The Scotsman