A musical comedy based on the “real life love story” of playwright and songwriter Noël Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence is set to wow audiences at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) on Saturday 18th March, 7.30pm.

The production – Noël & Gertie – is a revival of Sheridan Morley’s hit play that originally ran in the West End for nine years and has been crafted from diaries and letters between the pair. 2017 is the tenth anniversary of Morley’s death and so the play is being revived as a celebration of his life.

Matthew Townshend, the director and producer, said: “This play encapsulates a real life love story and the complex relationship between an extraordinary duo who were inseparable until Gertrude’s premature death from cancer.

It epitomises an era of sophistication and elegance and features songs, sketches and snippets of scenes from some of Coward’s most famous work.

It also has a superb cast. It’s a show not to miss.”

Helen Power, who previously appeared in Sunset Boulevard on the West End and appeared in the BBC Drama Capturing Mary will play Gertie, while Ben Stock, whose credits include West End performances of Grease and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will play Coward. Ben was last seen at PFT in the 2013 Summer Season, which included roles in Hello, Dolly!, Lady Windermere’s Fan and Single Spies.

The musical, from Matthew Townshend Productions, showcases more than 20 songs and scenes from shows including Private Lives and Blithe Spirit and is set to be a sell-out success.

If you enjoyed PFT’s production of Noël Coward’s This Happy Breed last Summer, then don’t miss the chance to delve into the past of this famous playwright and songwriter!

To book tickets, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or book online by clicking here.

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