People to open at Pitlochry

People - the third show to open in as many weeks at Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) - is a brilliant, moving and entertaining comedy about home and the heritage industry.

Written by Alan Bennett, this comic masterpiece originally opened at the National Theatre, London in 2012. The Scottish première production opens at the Theatre in the Hills this Thursday 8 June, with preview performances at 2pm and 8pm, before becoming partr of PFT's unique daily repertoire system, which allows audiences to see a different show every day - and two different shows on matinée days! - between 19 June and 14 October.

Sharing the same theatrical DNA as PFT’s acclaimed production of The Lady In The Van in 2015, which was also directed by Patrick Sandford, People features set and costume design by Charles Cusick-Smith (It’s A Wonderful Life and A Little Night Music) and a talented cast of 14 - the second largest of the Season!

The Story:

With a bath on the billiard table and a garden resembling a jungle, aristocrat (and former model) Dorothy Stacpoole faces a desperate situation. The decaying family pile is close to ruin. And with the coffers all but empty, Dorothy must now choose between auctioning off the historic contents - or handing everything over to the National Trust.

Archdeacon June, her sister, is all for the Trust. But Dorothy loathes the idea of opening her home to the public: people spoil things, don’t they, trampling over history, gawking at family memories? The thought of flogging off the art and the heirlooms is equally unbearable. And there’s a third option, too: a shady, über-rich consortium is interested in buying the house and relocating it from Yorkshire to somewhere altogether more desirable. Like Dorset.

Whilst pondering which way to jump, Dorothy unexpectedly encounters a familiar face from her modelling days. Theodore, now a producer of “adult” films, is in search of the perfect period setting - and four poster bed - for his latest porn epic. And having a film crew about the place might distract Dorothy from the impossible decision she faces . . .

Book tickets for this razor sharp comedy by calling PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484 626 or buy online by clicking here.

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