21 August, 2018

Long-awaited revival of The Last Witch to Open

Leading Scottish playwright Rona Munro’s tense and passionate thriller, The Last Witch opens at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Thursday, 23 August, 2pm and 8pm. A long-overdue revival, this is its first staging since it was commissioned and performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009.

Directed by the multi-award-winning Richard Baron, also at the helm of this year’s smash-hit musical Chicago and Stoppard’s Travesties, this promises to be a vivid and powerful production, with set and costume design from the creative mind of Ken Harrison.

Deirdre Davis, well-known from TV’s River City in which she played Eileen Donachie for 13 years, brings an electrical charge to the compelling central character of Janet Horne, along with fellow Perthshire actress Helen Logan, who plays Elspeth, wife to the unpleasant neighbour Douglas Begg, played by Alan Steele. David Rankine takes the role of Captain Ross in his stride, while Fiona Wood - who has attracted critical acclaim for her portrayal of Susan in Before The Party - throws up yet another extreme persona in the shape of Janet’s daughter Helen, deformed and delusional – or is she . . ?

With only 13 performances, make sure you catch this revival of a modern Scottish Classic at Pitlochry before it transfers to The Tron Glasgow (30 Oct to 3 Nov) and The Traverse, Edinburgh (7-10 Nov), in association with Firebrand Theatre Company.

To book your tickets, call Box Office on 01796 484626 or click here to buy online at pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

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