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Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season

We're huge fans of Pitlochry Festival Theatre here at Small City and a jaunt up the road to one of their fantastic productions is guaranteed to be a great night out. 

The ‘Theatre in the Hills' has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors from throughout the UK and abroad every year to enjoy a unique repertoire system which allows you to see a different show every night of the week - two on matinée days!

Pitlochry Festival Theatre was established in 1951 and originally housed in a tent, it now occupies a beautiful building in a magnificent setting on the banks of the Tummel River, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Highland Perthshire.

Summer Shows 2016 

For the first time since 1996, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is presenting seven plays for their traditional and much-loved repertoire season.

  • Carousel – Described by Time Magazine as the greatest musical of the 20th Century, Carousel is the first ever Rogers & Hammerstein musical to be staged at PFT. More >>>
  • Thark – The Scottish première of Clive Francis’s acclaimed 2013 revision of Ben Traver’s haunted house farce from 1927. More >>>
  • This Happy Breed – Noel Coward’s classic tale of family life between two world wars sees the cast age 20 years before your eyes. More >>>
  • Hard Times - Stephen Jeffrey’s adaptation of Dickens thrilling story of betrayal and sacrifice is set against the background of the industrial revolution in 1840s Lancashire. More >>>

The final three plays comprise the first UK revival in over ten years of Ayckbourn’s extraordinary Damsels In Distress trilogy.  These three completely different modern comedies all have characters unique to each play but will all be performed on the same set by the same seven actors.

This is the first professional production of the entire trilogy since its 2002 run in the West End.

  • GamePlan - A sharp, contemporary black comedy of metropolitan morals and mishaps. More >>>
  • FlatSpin - With echoes of Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, FlatSpin is a hilarious, high-energy story of mistaken identity, magic and misdirection, featuring twist after twist. More >>>
  • RolePlay - A wickedly funny and sometimes poignant story of love, lust and the hazards of dinner parties. More >>>

Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy Highlights

Although the plays are all stand-alone and can be enjoyed as individual shows in their own right, PFT will run two Trilogy Days, showing all three plays in a single day.

Dates:  Saturday Sept 24th, Saturday Oct 8th

In additional there are many points in the Summer where you can see all three plays over two days.


Douglas McBride took all the pictures in this Gallery.  He loves a good theatre show and captures the moments perfectly.  Find out more about his photography here >>