Summer season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A summer season packed with something to suit all tastes is set to open at Pitlochry Festival Theatre..

A spokesman for the theatre said that planned to tie in with Homecoming 2014 the new season of six shows celebrated Scottish theatrical voices with all of the productions either written by contemporary Scottish playwrights or by legendary giants of Scottish theatre.

He said that more than 60,000 visitors from both home and abroad were expected to make a trip to see one or more of the shows at the famous venue on the banks of the River Tummel.

The theatre’s chief executive and artistic director Mr John Durnin said that back in 2009 to mark the first Year of Homecoming they programmed a summer season composed entirely of Scottish work which reflected different aspects of Scotland’s culture and identity.

“For Homecoming 2014 we’ve decided to adopt a similar approach, so alongside the sporting celebrations of the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup will be a theatrical celebration of Scotland’s theatrical voices past and present,” he said.

“And given the public debate about Scotland’s future that the independence referendum has sparked I thought it was important, that this season , contained a show that was in tune with that debate.”

To that end the theatre will put on Whisky Kisses a brand new musical explained Mr Durnin.

“This may be a little known musical but at its heart it asks crucial questions about Scotland in the 21st century. I thought it was worth trying to develop what was a fairly small scale piece into a much bigger and bolder piece of music theatre,” he added,

The season openS on May 23 with the new musical and will continue with, among other performances, Perfect Days, Good Things and J.M. Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton.