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1942: World War II is raging, drawing millions into an epic global struggle between good and evil. Yet in a Manse of the Free Kirk somewhere in the Western Highlands, on a dreich Sunday afternoon, the struggle is more about staving off boredom . . . The moralising Minister, Mr. McCrimmon, and his wife have reluctantly done their bit for the war effort and allowed two English soldiers, Cully and Cohen, to be billeted at the Manse. But Cully and Cohen are young city-dwellers, with little interest in McCrimmon`s puritanical sermons. And they`re bored. And having been “blitzed about” a bit in London, Jean, the McCrimmons` very modern niece, is also staying at the Manse, taking a week`s holiday. . . and she`s bored, too. And it`s about to rain. Again. But then Cohen stumbles across an unusual book in the Manse library, which seems to contain instructions for raising the Devil. Well, that might help pass the time, mightn`t it? So after the McCrimmons have retired for the evening, the threesome gather at midnight and begin to read aloud . . . The plays of James Bridie have played a special part in PFT`s history and after our hugely successful revival of Dr. Angelus in 2011, we are delighted to restore another of Bridie`s fascinating moral fables – clever, witty, mischievous and ironic – to the Pitlochry stage.

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Discover our history "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"… John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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