Pitlochry celebrates its 70th outdoors

Published: 21 March 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is set to reopen in June with a three-month summer season presented outdoors.

Amongst the works on offer in its newly built 80-seat outdoor amphitheatre is the stage première of David Greig’s Adventures with the Painted People, which was broadcast on radio last year as part of the BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine season, starring Olivier Huband and Kirsty Stuart.

There is also a chance to see new short plays from the Shades of Tay series, which were produced online because of public health restrictions.

Hannah Lavery's adaptation of classic Jekyll and Hyde by Hannah Lavery and a promenade production of Jo Clifford and Lesley Orr’s new work Requiem remembering those lost during the pandemic joins a programme of family events and concerts. Also in the season:

  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adaptation by Mark Powell
  • An Evening with Agatha Christie
  • White Nights: A Sentimental Diary of a Dreamer by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Tay's Gaelic Memoir Storytelling (Gaelic)
  • The Tay's Gaelic Memoir Music (Gaelic)
  • A Night by the River Tay
  • Smoking is Bad for You by Anton Chekhov
  • Alice in Wonderland World (an installation inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novel)
  • Concerts: An Evening at the Greatest Musicals, An Evening at the Italian Opera, An Evening Celebrating Mozart, and An Evening in the West End

The season will run in accordance with all current government guidelines and will include hygiene sanitiser stations and a reduced capacity with physical distancing throughout.

In order to facilitate social distancing and reduced contact, all tickets must be booked in advance with tickets going on sale to the general public from 27 April.