In this new series we’ll offer audiences a unique insight into our creative and production processes. We’ll take a closer look at, for example, the decisions and challenges designers face when working within our unique repertoire season, or explore the political or historical context of a play and reveal why we chose to stage these plays now.
Each of these informal sessions will be entirely different, and will involve a mix of discussion, text analysis, design presentations and conversations with the creative teams involved in each of these shows. A rare opportunity to get together with Scotland’s leading creative minds and discover how shows get from script to stage!
This session will focus on the art and practicality of theatre lighting.
Taking Little Voice as a starting point, this will be a panel discussion with Season lighting designer Wayne Dowdeswell, PFT Technical Manager, Nick Trueman and Head of Lighting and Sound, Peter Fennell.
The discussion will focus on the specifics of lighting LV – what the worlds are, how productions differ, the big technical demands of the show and then will open out into a discussion about lighting the Season as a whole, how we reincorporate elements/ effects from previous Seasons and how theatre lighting works in general.
This session will focus on the design process.
Adrian Rees will be in conversation with Gemma Fairlie about designing the set and costumes for Quality Street. He will talk about his process, his career to-date, his approach to Pitlochry and the demands of the rep. Audience members will get a chance to see Adrian’s designs up close and to ask him about the shows he has designed for PFT over the years.
This session will focus on the director’s process
Director Richard Baron will discuss how he approached Travesties and what the challenges of working on Tom Stoppard are. He will provide an insight into his directing style, working with an ensemble and, particularly, working on comedy. This will be a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of Travesties as a piece, why it was written as well as learning a few secrets of the show.
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Groups (8+) don’t need to pay for tickets straight away – reserve your tickets and we'll hold your reservation for up to four weeks. Call your dedicated groups organiser Ruth on +44 (0)1796 484 626 to discover more about group discounts on tickets, transport, special offers and food options.