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The Steamie


the-steamie articalby Tony Roper
Music by David Anderson

 

“That's what ah like aboot the steamie, yer aye busy and there's aye somebody ye know tae talk tae

 

4-Stars

A production to treasure Scotsman

 

4-Stars

Warm and exuberant ensemble... emmaculate comic timing  Times

 

 

A decade on from their last appearance at PFT, The Ladies are back . . .

 

It's Hogmanay. In that great Victorian institution, the Steamie, four women set about getting their heavy loads of washing done in time for the bells. Amongst the heat and the suds, Mrs Culfeathers, Dolly, Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit swap tales of menfolk, memories and mince, as they wring sheets dry over sinks and scrub the dirt from their husbands’ overalls with ferocity, dedication . . . and a wicked sense of humour.

 

As they gossip, laugh, sing and cry together - both hindered and helped by the Steamie's ubiquitous handy man, Andy - the quartet conjure up a poignant, hilarious cameo of life in 1950s Glasgow, when community was everything. They're oor pals . . .
your pals . . . a' body's pals . . .

 

A smash-hit when last seen at PFT in 2003 - the third such production of Tony Roper's 1987 play to be staged at PFT - The Steamie remains an all-time favourite with Scottish audiences. As the nights draw in, this heart-warming, laugh-a-minute comedy is the perfect choice for this year's Autumn Classic!

 

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 The Steamie is a big hit!Perthshire Advertiser

 

A production that is worth the ticket price for the Galloway's mince routine alone” The Herald

 

 

 Sponsored by Catherine Chorley in memory of Evelyn Campbell.

 

 

 

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History

From 1951 to the 21st Century...

Discover our history "When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"… John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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