10 October, 2017

Cast for The Monarch Of The Glen Revealed…

Rehearsals are underway for the Autumn production of The Monarch Of The Glen, which opens on Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm. Award-winning director Richard Baron, who was at the helm for Absurd Person Singular and Mary Rose in PFT’s 2017 Summer Season, will direct this world première alongside renowned set and costume designer Ken Harrison, who was the talent behind previous Autumn shows: Whisky Galore – A Musical!, The Ladykillers and Our Man In Havana.

Memorably made into a BBC television series, this stage adaptation by Glasgow-based playwright Peter Arnott, of Compton Mackenzie’s original classic 1930s comedy, follows in the footsteps of Pitlochry’s 2016 Autumn smash hit show, Para Handy and a previous Compton Mackenzie adaptation of Whisky Galore – A Musical!

With strong advance sales at Box Office, it’s advisable to book early to ensure the best seats at the best prices for this eagerly anticipated world première.

To save your seats for this world first, click here or call Box Office on 01796 484626.

Introducing the cast:

Playing Donald MacDonald of Ben Nevis, the 23rd clan chieftain and laird of Glenbogle Castle is Benny Young, who is fresh from performing Hay Fever at Glasgow’s Citz and Edinburgh’s Lyceum, Shall Roger Casement Hang? at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Royal Lyceums 50th Anniversary production of Waiting For Godot.

Deirdre Davis, who played the part of Eileen Donachie in the BBC Scotland soap opera  River City for almost 14 years, returns to step into the role of the laird’s wife Trixie.

Grant O’Rourke, perhaps best known for playing Rupert MacKenzie in the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated TV series, Outlander makes a welcome return to PFT as American millionaire Chester Royde. He was last seen in 2007 and 2008 in The Flouers O' Edinburgh, Taking Sides and Outlying Islands among others.

Isobel McArthur debuts at PFT, fresh from recent appearances including Avoidable Climbing (Citizen’s Theatre) and Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (Royal Lyceum Theatre). Isobel plays Chester’s new bride Carrie, who is of Scottish descent!

Robin Harvey Edwards also makes a welcome return to the Pitlochry stage for his 31st PFT production, having played Mr Fezziwig in last year’s winter musical: Scrooge! Robin plays Kilwhillie, best friend to the laird of Glenbogle.

Mark Elstob has worked all over the world from Vienna to Berlin via Jerusalem - and, of course, Pitlochry! where audiences may remember him from Present Laughter, The Lady In The Van and This Happy Breed and others.  Mark plays the vegetarian Prew.

Ali Watt is another returnee to the Pitlochry stage. Ali featured in The Yellow On The Broom, The Admirable Crichton, Perfect Days, and Whisky Kisses in the 2014 Summer Season. Ali plays a young Hector, son of the laird of Glenbogle.

Also making her début at PFT, is Hannah Donaldson who has worked on shows for Oràn Mór, The Royal Lyceum and Dundee Rep as well as appearances in TV series: Rebus, The Loch and Shetland. She takes on the role of Myrtle Royde.

Originally from North East Fife, James Rottger’s recent credits include The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Lyceum), Outlying Islands (Firebrand) and Macbeth (Perth Theatre/Tron Theatre). James makes his PFT debut.

Finally, Stephanie McGregor also makes her PFT debut playing the role of Deirdre. Stephanie’s recent theatre credits include Glasgow Girls (NTS), A Christmas Carol (Citizens Theatre) and The BFG (Dundee Rep).

His lairdship, old Ben Nevis likes to hear yir no idlin’, ye ken, so book yir tickets the day!

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