Pitlochry Listings

Upcoming shows at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Website: https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

Pitlochry Festival Theatre looks across the River Tummel. Pic PFT

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Scotland’s theatre in the hills which is enjoying its 70th anniversary in 2021, is a regular destination for Edinburgh’s theatre goers.

The town itself is a favourite for short-break holidays, often taking in a few of the shows from PFT’s rep company.

The theatre is an hour and a half drive from Edinburgh, or a two hour train journey. The station is a short walk from the theatre with the last train back just after 10pm.

The Amphitheatre in action. Pic PFT

Due to the Covid restrictions, PFT has cancelled all performances in its main auditorium, but has instigated two new spaces, The Amphitheatre and The Bandstand. Performances are outside, in the elements, so be prepared for inclement weather and the unwanted attention of midges.

Summer Season 2021 Listings

Click on the name of the show to go to the ticketing site.

Adventures with the Painted People
Thurs 10 June – Sun 4 July 2021
Eves: 7pm; Mats: 2pm. Amphitheatre
Æ review: ★★★★★ Perfect timing and setting.
The long-awaited staging of David Greig’s new play, which received great acclaim on its BBC Radio 3 airing. A compelling new drama about love and culture, set on the River Tay, 2000 years ago, as a Roman poet and a Pictish witch escape together down-river. Book here.

An Afternoon (or Evening) with Agatha Christie
Thurs 24-Sun 27 June 2021
Thurs/Fri, Sun: 2pm; Sun: 7pm. Amphitheatre.
A one-person show celebrating the incredible work of the prolific and belovéd author who conceived those immortal characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Book here.

The Wind in the Willows
Fri 2 July – Sun 12 September 2021
Matinees Weds – Sun (not Wed 18, Sun 29, Sun 5): 2pm; Eves: Sat 3, Th 8, Wed 28: 7.30pm. Bandstand.
A brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful riverside story, well-loved by children of all ages, complete with Mr. Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger and to be performed in the perfect and spectacular setting of the banks of the River Tummel. Adapted by Mark Powell. Book here.

White Nights – A Sentimental Story from the Diary of a Dreamer
Wed 7-Sat 10 July 2021
Evenings: 7pm. Amphitheatre.
A stage adaption of Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s short story set in St. Petersburg. This powerful monologue explores how a kind-hearted man and dreamer tries to make sense of his loneliness, alienation and relationships when he falls in love for the first time. Book here.

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre Bandstand Pic Melanie Brockway

An Evening at the Opera
Wed 7, Sats 17, 24 & 31 July; Fri 6, Sat 14, Fri 20, Fri 27 Aug; Sat 4, Fri 10 Sept. 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm. Bandstand.
Highlights of opera, from Gilbert and Sullivan to Handel, Bizet, Bernstein and more, in all of the classic FM favourites and best-loved arias and duets, with soaring vocals to enchant these summer evenings, in a perfectly relaxed, outdoor setting. Book here.

An evening of the Greatest Musicals
Sun 11, Fri 16, Fri 23 July; Sat 7, Fri 13, Sat 21, Sun 29 Aug; Sun 5, Sat 11 Sept. 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm. Bandstand.
An evening of some of the greatest songs from the shows we know and love. We’ll transport you to the glitz of Broadway through the unforgettable songbooks of Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman… Book here.

A Night by the River Tay
Wed 14/Thurs 15, Wed 21/Thurs 22 July, Thurs 5/Fri 6, Wed 11/Thurs 12 Aug, Thurs 2/Fri 3 Sept 2021
Evenings: 7pm. Amphitheatre
The promised stagings of a number of the highly-acclaimed and brilliant short dramas, featuring many great Scottish playwrights, from our unique Shades of Tay project – our Love Letter to Scotland – released through our digital series in 2020. Book here.

Alice in Wonderland World
17 July through to 12 September 2021
Entry any time between 12-4pm. Garden promenade.
Inspired by the extraordinary Lewis Carroll novel – a magical sound and visual promenade installation in the Explorers’ Garden, produced in Gaelic and English and suitable for all ages to wander through in wonder. Book here.

Jekyll and Hyde
Wed 18, Thurs 26, Sat 28 Aug, Wed 1, Wed 8 Sept. 2021
Evenings: 7pm; Mat Wed 18 only: 2pm. Amphitheatre.
A new adaptation in the form of a monologue, of the exceptional Robert Louis Stephenson gothic novella, exposing the duality of human nature – between innocence and violence, friendship and deceit, reputation and reality – of what it is to be truly human. Adapted by Hannah Lavery. Book here.

Smoking is Bad for You
Thurs 19/Sun 22 Aug, Thurs 9/Fri 10 Sept 2021
Evenings: 7pm. Amphitheatre.
A stage adaption of Anton Chekov‘s short story. Chekhov’s tale is an entertaining comedy, we begin at a lecture on the harmful effects of tobacco and our lecturer reveals more about his life and relationships, laying out his lost dreams in this dramatic monologue. Book here.

Wed 15-Sat 18 September 2021
Matinees 2pm, Evenings 7pm.
A new play by Jo Clifford and Lesley Orr which will see them devise a ceremony to mourn and celebrate the lives of those lost during the pandemic, and support the process of our collective grief. This will be a promenade production. Book here.

END of the Summer Season