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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW GUIDE

SUMMER SEASON


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Welcome to this exclusive guide to the 2017 Summer Season at Scotland’s favourite theatre. popular than this year’s Carousel – so don’t delay, book today!

John Durnin in rehearsal

Our new Season of six outstanding shows in repertoire goes on sale to the general public in the New Year, so make the most of this sneak preview and purchase your tickets now, securing your preferred seats, on your preferred dates, at very special rates! Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Well, Did You Evah! are just two of the fabulous Cole Porter numbers in our 2017 flagship musical, the exuberant High Society. With all the trademark PFT production values that audiences have come to expect, we anticipate that this will be even more

Alan Bennett’s People opened to resounding critical acclaim at London’s National Theatre in 2012. This perfectly pitched comedy about the heritage industry showcases Bennett at the peak of his powers, so if you enjoyed The Lady In The Van or Habeas Corpus, then this Scottish première is for you. Warning: aching sides might be a problem . . . The Ruling Class by Olivier Award-winning playwright Peter Barnes is another highlight: a funny, frenetic, subversive and, most importantly, wickedly entertaining satire about an aristocratic family confronting the possibility that one of their own is a paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex. What more could you ask? Well, how about three misfit couples, in three kitchens, over three successive Christmases? Alan Ayckbourn’s 1970s classic, Absurd Person Singular, is an irresistible masterpiece that combines suburban sit-com with a host of those

Scotland’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2015 & 2016


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horribly truthful, cringe-inducing, howlout-loud moments for which its author is renowned. The work of two great Scottish playwrights completes our Summer-long festival of theatre: J.M. Barrie’s Mary Rose, one of the biggest successes of his career, is a poignant, chilling supernatural story about innocence and the loss of youth, set either side of the First World War, whilst David Greig’s Europe is a dark, complex tale of shifting borders, refugees and nationhood, which follows in the footsteps of PFT’s hugely successful production of the same playwright’s Pyrenees in 2015.

Special Offers:

Turn to page 17 to view exclusive, timelimited ticket offers that provide a number of ways to see more for less!

Thank You:

We must offer a huge vote of thanks to everyone who voted for PFT in the 2016 UK Theatre Awards. We were delighted to

Great plays, such as these, are always topical, affecting, thought-provoking and entertaining, so I hope that you will find much here to interest and excite you!

More Than Just Plays:

For information about other events and activities during the Summer Season – including concerts, Active Arts workshops, our ever popular programme of tours and talks, and the Explorers Garden (a newly accredited RHS Partner Garden) – the full Summer Season brochure will be available in February 2017.

be crowned Scotland’s Most Welcoming Theatre – for the second year running! It’s a remarkable achievement and a testimony to the staff who work so hard to ensure you have a wonderful experience whenever you visit PFT. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Theatre in the Hills very soon!

John Durnin

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Don't forget Scrooge

- The Musical! opens 2 December

see page 33 for dates and details.

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Who WantS To Be A Millionaire? True Love Well, Did you Evah! You’re SenSational

Daily Mail

High SocietY Music & LyricS by Cole Porter

Book by Arthur Kopit | Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society

Independent

Daily Telegraph

Evening Standard

Time Out

Financial Times

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High Society

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter • Book by Arthur Kopit

Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead • Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society

“Have you heard, it’s in the stars, next July we collide with Mars. Well, did you evah! What a swell party this is . . .”

For the socialites of New England, it will be the Wedding of the Year: seven hundred guests, magnums of Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful, sophisticated Tracy Lord as the bride-to-be. And the groom? According to the invitations, that honour goes to self-made man, George Kittredge. And even if George is, well, not quite from the top drawer - and a little dull his upright character perfectly matches Tracy’s reputation as a paragon of virtue. But then on the eve of the nuptials, Mike Connor, a down-at-heel reporter from one of New York’s scandal sheets, turns up to cover the wedding. And this rugged ‘man of the people’ is immediately smitten with the divine Miss Lord . . .

drops in unannounced. Their marriage may have ended tempestuously, but Dexter is still dangerously attractive . . . Add an estranged father, a confused mother, a meddling younger sister, an amorous uncle, a lovesick photographer, a not-so-hushed-up family scandal, mix well - and you have the makings of a very potent cocktail indeed . . ! After our smash-hit production of Kiss Me, Kate in 2010, PFT returns to the genius of Cole Porter with a large cast, a fabulous swing band and some great songs (including True Love, Let’s Misbehave, Well, Did You Evah! and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) for the Scottish première of this witty, sparkling, high energy musical!

Even worse, Tracy’s first husband, the charming playboy, C. K. Dexter Haven, also

The Times

Time Out Daily Mail Evening Standard

The Daily Telegraph

Financial Times

The Independent

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Mary Rose by J.M. Barrie

“I have sometimes thought that our girl is curiously young for her age . . . you know how just a touch of frost may stop the growth of a plant and yet leave it blooming . . .” When the young Mary Rose climbs an apple tree and announces her plans to marry, the news is greeted by her doting parents first with unbridled joy - then, strangely, with furrowed brows . . .

Rose has appeared unaffected by this extraordinary incident – except, perhaps, for certain moments when her mind has seemed to drift . . . to somewhere else.

For Mr and Mrs Morland now feel dutybound to tell Simon, their jovial future son-in-law, about a mysterious incident in their daughter’s past about which they have never spoken . . . not even to Mary Rose herself. When she was a young girl, Mary Rose and her parents holidayed on a tiny island in the Outer Hebrides. And, one day, Mary Rose disappeared. Without trace. Until three weeks later, that is, when she suddenly reappeared, wholly unaware that any time had passed. Since then, Mary

Four years after her marriage, Mary Rose returns to the same island with her husband and their young son. And something unthinkable happens. Again . . . J.M. Barrie’s eerie supernatural drama of youth, love and loss, written in the aftermath of the Great War, was first staged in 1920 – and a young Alfred Hitchcock was one of the many who fell under its spell. So if you enjoyed our recent productions of The Admirable Crichton and Dear Brutus, then this mysterious, deeply moving play, which featured in PFT’s first ever Season in 1951, is not to be missed!

“Genuinely spine-tingling” The Herald

“Deft, thoughtful and heartfelt . . . a real heart-lurching chiller.” The Scotsman

“Barrie revival is a class act . . . the kind of large scale production at which director Richard Baron excels” The Times on PFT’s production of The Admirable Crichton, 2014

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People by Alan Bennett

“I don't like it or dislike it. It's home. Plus, there are no people.” The Guardian

Sunday Express

The Evening Standard

Time Out

With a bath on the billiard table and a garden resembling a jungle, aristocrat (and former model) Dorothy Stacpoole faces a desperate situation. The decaying family pile is close to ruin. And with the coffers all but empty, Dorothy must now choose between auctioning off the historic contents - or handing everything over to the National Trust.

Whilst pondering which way to jump, Dorothy unexpectedly encounters a familiar face from her modelling days. Theodore, now a producer of “adult” films, is in search of the perfect period setting - and four poster bed - for his latest porn epic. And having a film crew about the place might distract Dorothy from the impossible decision she faces . . .

Archdeacon June, her sister, is all for the Trust. But Dorothy loathes the idea of opening her home to the public: people spoil things, don’t they, trampling over history, gawking at family memories? The thought of flogging off the art and the heirlooms is equally unbearable. And there’s a third option, too: a shady, überrich consortium is interested in buying the house and relocating it from Yorkshire to somewhere altogether more desirable. Like Dorset.

Bennett’s hilariously entertaining and strangely moving play about heritage and home opened at the National Theatre in London in 2012. Sharing the same theatrical DNA as PFT’s acclaimed production of The Lady In The Van, the Scottish première of People will be eagerly awaited by Bennett fans everywhere!

“Outrageously funny and provocative” The Independent

Please note that this play contains occasional strong language, partial nudity and some sexual content.

“Wonderfully funny” The Times

“Provocative fun . . . entertaining, funny and touching”

“Scathingly funny”

The Daily Telegraph

The Sunday Times

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Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn

“I don’t know what it is about Christmas but – I just find myself remembering all the dreadful things – the dreadful things I’ve said – the dreadful things I’ve done . . .” Three ill-matched couples. Three different kitchens. Three horrendous Christmases . . . Early 1970s suburbia: the ambitious Sydney Hopcroft is hoping to secure backing for his new business from two guests he’s invited to his festive gathering: architect Geoffrey Jackson and old-school banker Ronald Brewster-Wright. But the pressure of the situation proves a little too much for Sydney’s put-upon wife, Jane, as she attempts to keep the party sailing along upon a sea of gin and shiny formica worktops . . . One year later, and it’s the turn of serial philanderer Geoffrey and his clinically depressed wife, Eva, to play host. Before their guests arrive, Geoffrey decides the time is right to tell Eva that their marriage is over. Already befuddled with pills, Eva

believes there’s only one way out - but why can’t any of the merry visitors see what she’s really trying to do? A further year passes and it’s Christmas chez Ronald and his caustic, hard-drinking wife, Marion. Ronald’s bank is in trouble, so there’s not much Christmas cheer. And Marion’s locked herself in the bedroom with the booze. And Geoffrey’s career has taken a nosedive. So when the Hopcrofts drop in, Sydney suddenly finds himself in a position to dominate proceedings . . . An hilarious, wickedly observant comic masterpiece about ladder-climbing (social and otherwise) and power, Absurd Person Singular is one of the greatest plays of the last fifty years, by one of Britain’s - and PFT’s - most popular playwrights.

“Dramatic mastery at work” The Guardian

“Ayckbourn at the top of his game . . . it feels almost indecent to laugh but somehow you just can’t stop yourself” The Telegraph

“Comic class in abundance”

The Herald on PFT’s production of RolePlay 2016

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The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes CLAIRE:

“How do you know you’re . . . God?” EARL OF GURNEY:

“Simple. When I pray to Him I find I’m talking to myself.” The aristocracy: backbone of Britain, pillar of Church and State, the living embodiment of tradition. And purveyors of certain eccentricities. Some stranger than others . . . When the 13th Earl of Gurney dies in somewhat embarrassing circumstances, the title is inherited by his son, Jack – to the horror of the rest of the family. Why? Well, Jack’s particular eccentricity is a little more extreme than most: he’s a paranoid schizophrenic who thinks he’s the Father, Son and Holy Ghost . . . Returning home from a clinic to assume the title - and to preach an alarmingly subversive brand of peace, love and understanding - Jack is spectacularly unsuited to life in elite society. Appalled, the scheming Gurneys close ranks and deliver an ultimatum to Jack’s psychiatrist, Dr. Herder: Jack must either be cured

“Barnes’s play has an intoxicating energy . . . chillingly relevant” The Guardian

completely of his delusion – or quietly declared insane and committed to an asylum. But Herder’s attempts to shock Jack into normality are far from orthodox . . . and whilst the treatment may appear outwardly successful, deep within Jack’s psyche, something dark and deadly is released . . . One of the landmark plays of the 1960s, Peter Barnes’s classic cult comedy, influenced by everything from music hall to Ealing comedy, is a theatrical tour de force, combining feverish energy, ferocious humour, razor-sharp satire and genuine horror. The 1972 film earned Peter O’Toole an Oscar nomination, whilst James McAvoy starred in the acclaimed 2015 London revival. Do not miss this! Please note that this play contains occasional strong language and some adult content

“fascinatingly, brilliantly weird” TimeOut

“riotously funny-peculiar assault on the English upper class” The Telegraph

“. . . a scorching and savage tragedy, yet its jokes are innumerable . . . uproariously funny . . .” Sunday Times

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Europe by David Greig

“We’re not in some savage country on the other side of the world. Look around you, look at the architecture. Listen to the sounds from the street. You can smell the forest. We’re a long way from home but we’re still in Europe.” On the platform of a provincial railway station, in a border town somewhere in Europe, two refugees arrive: Sava and his daughter, Katia. They’ve been travelling forever. All they want to do is rest and find a place to begin again. But it won’t be here. Because the town is dying. The station itself is about to shut: trains from Vienna, Warsaw and Budapest hurtle along the tracks, but none will stop. Both stationmaster Fret and Adele, the porter, yearn to leave. But they, like the refugees, must just watch the trains flash by . . . The town’s lightbulb factory has closed. Switched off. Young locals, like Horse, Billy and Berlin, are unemployed. Their days are spent in bars, complaining, sharing angry fantasies, or prowling the streets, increasingly resentful of the refugees in their midst.

“A memorable storm of political drama, comment and warning, not to be ignored.” The Scotsman

Sponsored by The Kuenssburg Charitable Foundation

Meanwhile, the shadowy Morocco, an ‘entrepreneur’, makes a living slipping across the invisible border, buying and selling . . . anything. That’s where the profit is now. Tensions rise, threaten to explode. And at night, out in the forest, the wolves gather . . . So who will live and who will die? Who will find love when it is least expected? And who will manage to escape . . ? This startlingly contemporary work by Scotland’s greatest living playwright is a fierce and compassionate drama about shifting borders, changing identities and globalisation. Please note that this play contains frequent strong language

The Scotsman, The Herald and The Times on PFT’s 2015 production of Pyrenees by David Greig.

“Europe is a story of our times . . . its pungent mix of poetry and realism is instantly recognisable. . . ” The Guardian

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Access And Inclusion STAY 6 DAYS, SEE 6 PLAYS

As the winner of UK Theatre's Most Welcoming Theatre In Scotland award - for two years in a row! - PFT naturally prides itself on being a welcoming, accessible and inclusive organisation, one which tries to engage with as wide a cross section of communities as it can from across Perthshire, Tayside, Scotland and the UK. As regular visitors know all too well, one of the special things about making a visit to the Theatre in the Hills is that you never know in advance who you will meet when you're here! We provide a range of access services, so when you book your tickets, please let our Box Office know if you have any special requirements and they will do their best to advise and assist you. Here’s a little more information about some of the services we offer:

Access

Full level wheelchair access is provided throughout the theatre’s auditorium, foyer, café bar and restaurant, with two wheelchair-friendly WCs on the same level.

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Parking for Blue Badge holders (8 spaces) is provided next to the main theatre entrance.

For hearing aid users, an induction loop is provided in the auditorium, whilst personal sound amplifiers can be booked in advance through the Box Office for those with impaired hearing. For those with severe visual impairments, we provide an audio description service which can be delivered at any performance, as long as Box Office is given prior notice. • With prior notification, we are also happy to arrange pre-performance touch tours of the stage, set, costumes and props, to allow those with little or no vision to learn more about the show they will shortly experience. • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and dogs for the disabled are very welcome at PFT, but we would be grateful if you could please advise Box Office in advance if you're bringing your dog. If you think there is more that we could do to improve our access services, or if you know of those who would welcome alternative services – large-print, audio or Braille brochures, for example, or BSL signed or captioned performances – do let us know. We're keen to hear your suggestions and our friendly Box Office team will be only too happy to pass on your recommendations.


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Auchterarder School and the cast of Para Handy

Theatre For All

PFT is committed to making its theatre programme and other activities available to as many different people as it can.

We are aware that, for a range of reasons, some individuals and groups may feel excluded from the activities at PFT that so many others currently enjoy: those who are lonely, isolated, or marginalised in some way, for example. In order to ensure that our ambition to provide “theatre for all” is no hollow boast, we want to do whatever we can to overcome any obstacles to inclusion, whether financial, social, cultural or geographic, and whether real or perceived. You, our audiences, can help us deliver these ambitions by identifying those who you think might benefit from becoming part of the larger PFT family and assisting us to reach out to them and welcome them

into the fold. So if you know of individuals or groups that might feel that PFT is “not for them”, for whatever reason, and who you think might enjoy the opportunity to participate in the positive, happy and supportive experience that is the hallmark of a visit to PFT, simply contact our Box Office staff, who will be happy to note your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

Pitlochry Nursery children play on a boat made from elements of PFT's Carousel set.

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STAGE

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Plays

Mon-Thur Evenings

Matinées & Sat Fri Evenings Evenings

£25.00 £26.00 £29.50

£22.50 £23.50 £26.50

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High Society Mon-Thur Evenings

Matinées & Sat Fri Evenings Evenings

£28.00 £30.00 £32.50

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£22.50 £25.00 £27.00

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£29.00

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Published prices are subject to change without notification.

Transaction Fees apply to advertised ticket prices. If paying by card, the Transaction Fee is 25p for Debit Cards and £1.50 for Credit Cards. If booking via our website, the Transaction Fee is £1.50. There is no Transaction Fee for paying with cash or cheque at the Box Office.

Please note: Event and ticketing information is correct at time of going to print. Changes in the programme of events may occur, so please do check online or at the Box Office. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme, ticket prices and seating plans.

Friends, Groups, Senior Citizen concessions and Saver Seats do not apply to Preview performances and Price Bands 1 and 4 unless otherwise stated. All offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with concessions or other offers. Full terms and conditions apply and are available to view online or at Box Office.

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How To Save STAY 6 DAYS, SEE 6 PLAYS

Price Freeze: We’ve held ticket prices for the third year in a row! And reduced prices in NINE Price Bands. So buy tickets today and pay less.

Booking your tickets now also guarantees a better choice of seats. So why delay? Book today! Unless otherwise indicated, these offers expire on Fri 20th Jan, 2017.

Show Offers

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5 4 3

Buy a ticket to see all 6 shows and get one show half price plus a free 3 course dinner – save up to £38.00!

Buy tickets for any 5 shows and get £5.00 off per ticket – save £25.00!

Buy tickets for any 4 shows and get £4.00 off per ticket – save £16.00!

Buy tickets for any 3 Monday to Friday shows and get £3.25 off per ticket – and save almost £10.00!

Groups (8+) offers

• Save £7.50 per ticket if you book and pay for your Group trip before 1st March (available in Price Bands 2 and 3)

• NEW! Enjoy £3.00 off per ticket on price Bands 2, 3 and 4 on all matinée and Mon-Thur evening performances and Price Bands 3 and 4 on Friday and Saturday evenings • Enjoy 20% off the cost of your Group’s train or coach travel

Turn to page 18 to discover the full range of new benefits and savings plus special ticket offers and food options for Groups.

New and improved Concessions: (Available in Price Bands 2 and 3 unless otherwise stated)

• Friends can now save £3.00 per ticket • Senior Citizens can save £2.50 at all Mon-Thur evening and matinée performances (Price Bands 2 and 3) and Friday and Saturday evenings (Price Bands 3 and 4)

• Registered Disabled: £17.50 per ticket • Family tickets: £50, 2 adults and 2 children

• Under-18/Student/unemployed: Half Price

Saver Seats – only £15.00!

Book a minimum of 24 hours in advance and get the best seats available on the night (only 50 seats available per show, seats are allocated on the morning of the performance). On sale from 1st March 2017.

How to Book:

By Phone: Call 01796 484626. Lines open from 9.00am.

Online: Visit PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

By Post: Write to Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR. Please make cheques payable to Pitlochry Festival Theatre and enclose SAE or 75p for postage. In Person: Visit Box Office, open every day from 10.00am, or pop into Just the Ticket! on the main street, Pitlochry.

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New Benefits • Special Offers • Information

From family gatherings to work outings, and community groups to clubs, schools and societies, we offer fantastic ticket rates, special offers and a dedicated contact to help Groups (8+) get the most out of their theatre experience. Groups don’t need to pay for tickets straight away – just reserve your tickets and we will hold your reservation for up to four weeks (unless the date falls less than 2 weeks prior to the performance). We’ll then ask you for a 25% deposit with the balance due 21 days before your visit. This leaves you plenty of time to finalise your Group numbers.

EARLY BIRD OFFER

Tickets & Offers

2ND SHOW TRANSPORT SAVINGS FOR THANKS DISCOUNTS SUBSIDY SCHOOLS ORGANISERS!

SAVE ON TICKETS

-20%

Save £7.50 per ticket when you book and pay for your Group trip before 1st March.

NEW! Enjoy £3.00 off per ticket on all performances, including Saturday nights!

Get 20% off your second booking if you come back to see a second show.

Make it your Day

Ruth Anderson, our dedicated Groups Manager, and our team of friendly Box Office members are on hand to help with arranging preferred seating and advice on how best to make your payments, as well as organising food, drink, backstage tours and talks. If you have any special requests, please don’t hesitate to ask – it’s our ambition to surprise and delight! Call Box Office today on 01796 484626 to discuss all of your Group’s requirements.

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Enjoy 20% off the cost of your Group’s train or coach travel.

School Groups: £7.50 per pupil (1 teacher per 10 pupil goes free) and 20% off train or coach travel.

NEW! Group Organisers enjoy a free interval icecream and programme.

Feast At The Festival

Whether you’re here to enjoy a matinée or evening performance, we offer something to suit everyone, from quick snacks to our very special pre-theatre dinner, with a menu specific to each show. What’s more, we can cater for Groups of up to 80. CHOOSE FROM

Soup & Sandwich: £6.95

Light Lunch: £9.95 Lunch: £14.00

Afternoon Tea: £6.50 High Tea: £12.00

Pre-Theatre dinner from £22.95


Diary 2017 STAY 6 DAYS, SEE 6 PLAYS

“The stylistic equivalent of a West End producing theatre set against a picture-postcard backdrop of rolling Perthshire hills” The Herald

January

Time

SATURDAY

28

Burns Nicht with the Jambouree Cabaret Singers

7.30pm

FRIDAY

10

How to Make an Adventure Film

7.30pm

February SATURDAY

11

Banff Mountain Film Festival (Blue) Banff Mountain Film Festival (Red)

2.00pm

7.00pm

THURSDAY 16 – SUNDAY 19

Winter Words Festival

SATURDAY

25

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

7.30pm

FRIDAY

3

Blazin’ Fiddles

7.30pm

10

The Springsteen Sessions

7.30pm

FRIDAY 24

March SATURDAY FRIDAY

SATURDAY FRIDAY

SATURDAY FRIDAY

April

4

11

17

18

24

RANT

7.30pm

Islands in the Stream Oh Carol!

7.30pm

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

7.30pm

Noël & Gertie

7.30pm

Moishe’s Bagel

7.30pm

1

Alice in Wonderland

FRIDAY

7

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

SATURDAY

8

THURSDAY 13 - SATURDAY 15

7.30pm

SATURDAY

11.30am

Pasadena Roof Orchestra ‘Allo ‘Allo

SCDA Scottish Final Festival Of One Act Plays

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

7.00pm

Feast at the Festival!

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Supporters’ Events

Buy tickets for any 3 Monday to Friday shows and get £3.25 off per ticket – and save almost £10.00!

May

Matinée (2pm)

SATURDAY

High Society

FRIDAY

26 27

June THURSDAY

1

Mary Rose

3

High Society

FRIDAY

2

THURSDAY

8

People

SATURDAY

10

High Society

FRIDAY

16

MONDAY

19

SATURDAY FRIDAY

THURSDAY SATURDAY

9

15

Absurd Person Singular

17

Mary Rose

TUESDAY

20

THURSDAY

22

SATURDAY

24

TUESDAY

27

WEDNESDAY FRIDAY

MONDAY

21

Mary Rose

23

People

26

WEDNESDAY

28

FRIDAY

30

THURSDAY

Absurd Person Singular

29

Evening (8pm) High Society

High Society

Mary Rose

High Society Mary Rose

People

Mary Rose

People

Absurd Person Singular People

High Society

Absurd Person Singular

High Society People

Absurd Person Singular

High Society Mary Rose

High Society

Absurd Person Singular

People

Mary Rose

Absurd Person Singular

Buy tickets for any 4 shows and get £4.00 off per ticket – save £16.00!

July

SATURDAY MONDAY TUESDAY

1

High Society

3

4

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Preview Performances

Supporters’ Events

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Matinée (2pm) WEDNESDAY

5

People

THURSDAY

6

SATURDAY

8

FRIDAY

WEDNESDAY

12

FRIDAY

14

THURSDAY

20

The Ruling Class

SATURDAY

22

High Society

SATURDAY FRIDAY

Mary Rose

High Society

Absurd Person Singular

13

15

People

High Society

Mary Rose

Absurd Person Singular

The Ruling Class

21

WEDNESDAY

26

FRIDAY

28

MONDAY

31

SATURDAY

High Society

High Society

24

THURSDAY

People

11

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Mary Rose

Absurd Person Singular

10

THURSDAY

High Society

7

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Evening (8pm)

Absurd Person Singular

People

Mary Rose

25

The Ruling Class

27

Absurd Person Singular

29

The Ruling Class

High Society People

Mary Rose

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STAY 6 DAYS, SEE 6 PLAYS

Saver Seats - only £15.00!

Book a minimum of 24 hours in advance and get the best seats available on the night (only 50 seats available per show, seats are allocated on the morning of the performance).

Saver Seat Tickets go on sale 1st March 2017

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Supporters’ Receptions

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PFT Supporters

Fabulous stage sets, sumptuous costumes, real hair wigs, the most talented directors, designers and crew, the best acting (and singing) talent: these all help to make your theatre experience at PFT stand out, head and shoulders, above those offered by many other UK theatres.

PFT Supporters’ Card

Carousel, 2016

Festival Circle donors (£50 or more p.a.) and Friends can enjoy the benefits of a PFT Supporters Card. Each cardholder can enjoy:

• Exclusive events and offers The Herald

• Discounts on theatre tickets

The Stage

To enable us to keep putting the highest quality musical and drama productions on the PFT stage, year-round, we need to raise £300,000 annually from you, our generous supporters! By giving each year, you will become more closely involved in what we do and know that because of your contribution, The Theatre in the Hills will continue to flourish. You can:

• Be a Friend at £40 per year per individual • Donate to the Festival Circle each year from £50

• 10% off gifts in the theatre shop or Just The Ticket! • 10% off restaurant and café bar purchases

PFT Supporters’ Events

There are regular, exclusive evening events just for our Supporters, with dinner, a talk from our Artistic Director, a ticket for the show and the chance to meet the cast and crew after curtain down. See the 2017 Diary for these special dates. Tickets: £60 per person

Next Event: Scrooge! – Fri 9th December

• Join The John Stewart Society from £1,500 per year

Hard Times, 2016

Don’t forget to Gift Aid it!

The John Stewart Society

For those who wish to support our work at a higher level, contribute to the development of PFT’s reputation for excellence and help shape its future, memberships start at £1,500 per year. Contact Annie Hibberd, our Fundraising Manager, to learn more. 01796 484638 or annie.hibberd@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

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How To Support PFT

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Choose how you would like to contribute to PFT (with a Regular Gift, a Single Gift or by becoming a Friend of PFT) and fill in the Gift Aid overleaf.

Donate a Regular Gift - I would like to donate: per

£25

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Starting on . . . . . /. . . . . /. . . . . (write date allowing 20 days lead time) for a period of. . . . year(s)

Pay To: Bank Of Scotland • Sort Code: 80-09-41 • Account No: 00731282

Account Name: Pitlochry Festival Theatre • Ref: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To (Name of your bank):

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Address of Bank: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Donate a Single Gift - I would like to donate: £100

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I enclose a cheque made payable to Pitlochry Festival Theatre I enclose a Charities Aid Foundation Voucher Please charge my:

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Join the Friends of PFT - I would like to become a Friend of PFT £40 (One person, annual)

£80 (Two people, annual)

I enclose a cheque made payable to Pitlochry Festival Theatre Please charge my:

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Complete the Donor Detail section

Full name of donor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Full address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Complete the Gift Aid declaration to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 given.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by PFT from the tax you pay for the current tax year.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. I want to Gift Aid this donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years.

Signature: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date: . . . . . /. . . . . /. . . . . Please let PFT know if: 1. You change your name or address | 2. You no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and capital gains | 3. You wish to cancel this declaration

I would like to be contacted about:

Play Dedications - a chance to directly support your favourite production: plays from £2000, Summer and Winter Musicals from £4000.

Dedication Plaques - In memory of a special person, a shared enjoyment of PFT, or in celebration of a special event, you can choose to have a plaque on our new picture wall in the foyer. Each plaque is unique and comes in one of three sizes (Large: £1500, Medium: £1000 or Small: £500). You can also select which PFT production you would like your plaque to be connected with.

Legacies - if you are considering including PFT in your Will, we can send you a leaflet to make this an easy task.

I would be happy to be sent PFT brochures and newsletters I would prefer not to receive PFT publications

Please return this form to Annie Hibberd, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5DR

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Pitlochry’s family run lochside location

GREEN PARK THE

HOTEL Awarded ‘Scottish Hotel of the Year ~ 2015’ by The Good Hotel Guide

The Green Park is one of Pitlochry’s best known landmarks, enjoying unrivalled views over Loch Faskally from its lochside position. The hotel is set in three acres of gardens at the western edge of the town; it is within strolling distance of the shops and is a pleasant walk from the Festival Theatre.

The Green Park is spacious and full of light; the public rooms are well appointed and restful and the bedrooms are neat and attractive. Sixteen of the bedrooms are at ground floor level, and there are two lifts. Join us for Pre-theatre dinner.

Theatre Ticket Offer

Complement your visit to the theatre with a stay at The Green Park. Guests staying four days or more (on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis during the Hotel's high season) will each be entitled to a complimentary theatre ticket for a show of their own choice. This complimentary ticket can be for any section of the auditorium.

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