21 June, 2021

Words, Wit and Wisdom from the pen of Agatha Christie at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

From the 24-27 June, acclaimed Scottish actor, Barrie Hunter will take to the newly-opened amphitheatre stage at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, reading extracts from prolific and belovèd author, Agatha Christie, and her novels and short stories featuring the immortal, Hercule Poirot.

Travel from Egypt to Italy; a country house to a cheap flat; as we hear from Poirot’s very dear friend and partner in crime(-solving), Captain Hastings, sharing his wonderfully engaging insight into the crime-solving prowess of the celebrated Belgian detective.

Director and Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Amy Liptrott, said:

“I'm really delighted to be bringing An Afternoon / Evening with Agatha Christie to our Pitlochry Festival Theatre audiences as part of our Summer Season 2021. I have been a fan of Agatha Christie's sleuths for years and Hercule Poirot was excellent company during the first lockdown. His unrelenting quest for justice and truth is what brings me back to the novels again and again. He is also such a character! Precision characterisation needs no embellishment and these readings from Agatha Christie's novels by the brilliant Barrie Hunter will be a great way to enjoy some of Poirot's most exciting cases. Barrie is the perfect teller of these tales, and I am thrilled to be working with him.”

Dundee-based actor, Barrie Hunter, has worked consistently with companies, including Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, The Tron Theatre, Perth Theatre, Mull Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Borderline, Òran Mór, A Play, A Pie, and a Pint and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. He has been a regular member of Dundee Rep’s Ensemble, having appeared in many productions over the years including SmileTay BridgeAll My SonsDeath of A SalesmanAugust: Osage County and Sunshine on Leith. He is also a well-loved Panto Dame, having played the role at Perth Theatre for the past decade. His film and television credits include The Angels Share (Sixteen Films), Rab C. Nesbitt (Comedy Unit/BBC) and Still Game (BBC Scotland).

Actor Barrie Hunter said:

I’m delighted to be joining PFT for a week of words, wit and wisdom from the pen of Agatha Christie. It’s my first time with the company, and I can’t wait to be joined by a real, live audience in such a special setting.”

An Afternoon/Evening with Agatha Christie will be performed in the open-air Amphitheatre at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on the 24,25 & 27 June.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is keeping things flexible so audiences can too. They will honour no-hassle refunds and exchanges for any reason (including the weather!) if it is requested at least 24 hours before the performance time. So, audiences can book for summer with the confidence that if plans change, their tickets and money can too!

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