What’s On at Pitlochry Festival Theatre in 2017?
That’s yet another treat in store with the newly-released Pitlochry Theatre Programme 2017. Annually, we eagerly await its arrival – and this year, there has been no disappointment, whatsoever. Since time waits for no-one, we already have the Winter Words Festival behind us and are scouring the posters for the Spring concerts with great interest.
Snippets of information regarding the Summer plays are whetting our appetites for a great season ahead and, to coincide, Rosemount has some lovely Pitlochry Theatre accommodation conveniently close to this fabulous facility. Tickets and accommodation for Pitlochry Theatre may be booked below:-
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Pitlochry Theatre Programme of Spring Concerts
The series of Spring Concerts at Pitlochry Festival Theatre is always highly popular and we have some great discounts for Theatre Breaks Pitlochry. This year’s productions include:
FREE NIGHT OFFERS, LATE AVAILABILITY AND EARLY BOOKER DISCOUNTS. PRE -THEATRE DINNER. LESS THAN 1 MILE FROM THEATRE
ROSEMOUNT PITLOCHRY THEATRE BREAKS
Rosemount Hotel is less than one mile from Pitlochry Festival Theatre by car and an even shorter walk. Pre-Theatre Dinner and a welcoming bar for after-theatre drinks are available.
Hotel near Pitlochry Festival Theatre
See an impressive repertoire of 6 plays in any week throughout the Summer Season, including:-
Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb . . . Chicago
JM Barrie . . . Quality Street
Tom Stoppard . . . Travesties
Jim Cartwright . . . The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Rona Munro . . . The Last Witch
Rodney Ackland from Somerset Maugham . . . Before the Party
SUMMER SEASON. See 6 plays in 6 days
AN ABSOLUTE TREAT FOR LOVERS OF MUSIC, MUSICALS AND DRAMA -
AUTUMN/WINTER PROGRAMME 2018
Accommodation near Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Rosemount Hotel is located exactly 1 mile drive from Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The walk is more direct and a pleasant stroll over a shorter distance still. This is a small, comfortable and friendly hotel offering pre-theatre dinner. Many high-value discounts are available for longer stays, weekend breaks in Pitlochry and early- and late-bookings – subject to availability.
Pitlochry Theatre Accommodation and Programme
CLOSE TO PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL THEATRE
Rosemount is a small, comfortable and friendly Hotel within a pleasant stroll or drive from Pitlochry Festival Theatre. A selection of room grades offer a choice of amenity to match budget. Pre Theatre dining available
ROSEMOUNT HOTEL PITLOCHRY
Set during prohibition, the stage show is based upon a book written by a contemporary reporter, Maurine Dallas Watkins and relates to criminal characters contained within her reporting. Pitlochry Theatre engages with this raunchy, punchy satire on corruption and the celebrity criminal of the era, helped by a talented cast of 16 and a sizeable live band
Described , by Samuel French, as a cup of exquisite comic delight, this story is set in the Napoleonic era and tells of the lessons to be learned from the loss of youth and changing fortune. in one of the most endearing and enduring comedies
J M BARRIE'S
Offers include free nights with longer stays. Generous "Last Minute" and "Earlybird" offers are also available. Don't forget to book for early, pre-theatre dining. A warm welcome and maybe a malt or two await upon your return from the evening's performance
Pre Theatre Dining at Rosemount Pitlochry
The menu at Rosemount consists of hearty, wholesome and unpretentious food which is freshly prepared and cooked to order. We don't serve vast quantities of meals and so each plate is given time, care and attention and is delivered promptly.
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
Nostalgia at its best! Team up a combination of 90s setting and the fascination of the principle characters with the classic records of Hollywood and Vegas idols like Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe and you have an enchanting trip down memory lane, in the company of big hair, big suits and big voice
The play centres on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution. As he reminisces, Carr's memory becomes prone to distraction, and instead of predictable historical biography these characters are interpreted through the maze of his mind.
Hotels close to Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Rosemount Hotel is just 1 mile drive from Pitlochry Festival Theatre. A shortcut, on foot, via Pitlochry's Suspension Bridge, makes the walk a pleasant stroll over an even shorter distance
PITLOCHRY THEATRE BREAKS
THE LAST WITCH
A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch: did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she was a charismatic, free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?
BY RONA MUNRO . . . . .
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Rosemount Hotel Theatre Weekend Breaks Pitlochry Perthshire
Be sure to book early to arrange our best accommodation and achieve greatest discounts for your Pitlochry Theatre Breaks.
This Summer, the Theatre performs a rotating repertoire of 6 different productions, giving the opportunity to see 6 plays in one week’s stay, or spread the experience over several short visits throughout the season.
The Repertoire extends as follows: Descriptions are a precis from the Pitlochry Festival Theatre Programme.:-
From Friday 25 May 2018
A Musical Vaudeville by John Kander
Another Broadway classic at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play, this production is spectacular – with a fast-moving plot, full of wit, pizazz and red hot jazz. Featuring a sizeable live band and a multi-talented cast of 16. Memorable songs include “All That Jazz”, “Mr Cellophane”, and “Razzle Dazzle”.
By J.M Barrie
A moving romance set in a provincial English village at the time of the Napoleonic wars. This exploration of the passing of youth, changing fortunes, second chances and the transformative power of love will appeal to lovers of Jane Austen, was a huge hit in London’s West End and the inspiration for the confection that carries the same name.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
By Jim Cartwright
Part showbiz fairytale and part Northern Clubland comedy about mothers and daughters and their need to be loved, combining hilarity and poignancy with classic tunes
Before the Party
By Rodney Ackland
Based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, this stylish, acerbic and hilariously barbed portrait of the upper class adjusting to changing fortune brought on by change in post-war Britain.
By Tom Stoppard
This award-winning comedy is an intensely entertaining linguistic masterpiece set around a minor British Diplomat’s unreliable memories of Zurich during the first world war, when the city was awash with spies, subversives and artists
The Last Witch
By Rona Munro
A tense, passionate history play full of ambiguity and suspense of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practice witchcraft, or was she merely a woman ahead of her time?
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Discounted Accommodation for Pitlochry Theatre Breaks
Aligned with the early Theatre productions, Rosemount hotel has some truly unbeatable offers for theatre accommodation in Pitlochry, highlighted below. Remember, we are very close to the Theatre and offer pre-theatre dinner and a post-theatre bar:-
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Rosemount Hotel Spring Breaks for Pitlochry Theatre
Things to Do Around Pitlochry between Theatre Visits
Having saved sufficient funds to purchase tickets from savings made with Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry’s offers for a discounted break, you may wish to research the local offering of places of interest. There are many possibilities. Here are just a few:-
There are a vast number of exciting things to do whilst on holiday in Pitlochry. We recommend:-
Black Spout Wood Walk –
A saunter through light woodland to a delightful waterfall. For a longer stretch, press on to Edradour Distillery and enjoy the gorgeous downhill amble back into town. The views are breathtaking. Refreshment at the Moulin Inn or Pitlochry Golf Club enroute. This walk leads from the door of Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. It can be modified to circuits of varying length which take from around 40 minutes to several hours to enjoy.
Ben Vrackie, Beallach-na-Searmoin, Ben y Ghlo and Craigower Hill.
(Fabulous scenic hillwalks with a range of degrees of challenge)
Ben Vrackie is a well known and much-admired hill which forms the ever-changing and scenic northerly landscape to the bustling resort town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. Because “the Ben” sits to the north of the town, the sun lights its rugged southerly aspect, emphasising the contrast between greens, purples and greys in an ever-moving and dramatic way. All this against an equally dynamic and stunningly contrasting sky.
Ben Vrackie translates as `speckled mountain` and comes from a time when white quartz rocks were scattered across its slopes. On a good clear day the view from the summit of 2,757 ft (841 m) is tremendous with the Beinn a Ghlo range to the north and the sweep of Strathtay and Strathtummel to the west. In exceptional conditions it is even possible to see Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.
The walk to the summit of this imposing backdrop to Pitlochry town (sometimes known as Ben y Vrackie) is approximately 3 hours there and back from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. The path is well-constructed for most of the route, passing beside Moulin Burn and then across heather moorland. A Lochan situated two thirds of the way up provides good safe swimming for dogs – an ideal cooler on a hot day. The final section is more demanding, but worth a little effort in return for the rewarding views. Red grouse and red deer live on the hillside and sometimes a flash of white can indicate the presence of the shy mountain hare.
Loch Dunmore –
An instantly-loveable, small Loch, just outside Pitlochry, surrounded by mixed woodland and teeming with wildlife, such as Red Squirrel, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Owls and some beautiful water birds. A wee holiday treat!
Killiecrankie, Queen’s View, Blair Atholl and Bruar
The Pass of Killiecrankie.
An impressive , tree-lined gorge which is simply breathtaking in Autumn, but beautiful all year around.
A must-visit place during holidays in the Pitlochry area. The panoramic view has been described as “spine-tingling”.
Allean Forest Walk.
Near to Queen’s View. A steady uphill walk, passing an abandoned crofting farmstead enroute. One of the buildings has been re-constituted to give a fascinating insight into the realities of living in this area in days gone by. Wonderful views over Loch Tummel towards Schiehallion on the horizon.
Blair Atholl, with Blair Castle,
visitor centre and country life museum, working watermill and Glen Tilt walks. Blair Castle offers many hours of historical education and interest. Pony trekking and wildlife safaris are bookable within its splendid grounds. Additionally, walkers and cyclists may find a whole network of trails leading from the castle gates. Cycle hire is available just opposite. There is plenty enough to spend a whole day exploring in this delightful hamlet. Just a few miles from Pitlochry.
House of Bruar and the Falls of Bruar.
A pleasing combination of top-end visitor facility with a delightful walk passing two waterfalls.
often described as the most beautiful Glen in Scotland. Please take a trip along this beautiful landscape during you Pitlochry holiday. You can drive onwards to Loch Tay and Kenmore, then on to Aberfeldy, the Spirit of Wood, Dewars Distillery and the Highland Chocolatier. A fabulous day out.
Kenmore and Loch Tay
with Kenmore Marina, Mains of Taymouth Visitor Centre and Restaurant and Crannog Centre
Aberfeldy and Strathtay
A quaint Highland town with independent shops, arty cafes and an art-house style cinema. Although the town is only 20 minutes direct drive away, there are several beautiful, scenic routes that we recommend our guests to take with many points of interest, eateries and viewpoints enroute. All in all – a full day of feasting the eyes, the soul and the belly!
The Highland Chocolatier
Exquisite chocolate made in situ. Pop over the road to see the rapids
Dunkeld and the Hermitage Forest walk
The romance of a semi-ruined Cathedral right on the banks of the Tay and a picture-perfect wee Highland town. Great walks around and about
Newtonmore and Kingussie
with Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie and Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. Working Sheepdogs and Loch Insch Watersports Centre are located nearby in Kincraig.
For thrill-seekers and lovers of the great outdoors, there are a huge number of options for excitement:-
We are delighted to assist with booking outdoor activities and have many recommendations and ideas for things to do on an active break in Pitlochry
Bungee Jump –
located at the Garry Bridge over the Pass of Killiecrankie. Operated by Highland Fling. The ultimate Pitlochry Holidays adrenalin rush!
White Water rafting –
at the Linn of Tummel and Grandtully. Several operators include Nae Limits and Splash.
A new venture by the canyoning Company. See some fabulous, slightly more remote places, then jump off a cliff!?!
Microlite Flying –
Again, a relatively new craze in the area, but a fabulous experience. Flights and lessons from Scone Airport. A definite holiday Pitlochry Highilght!
One of the many Pitlochry holiday activities bookable at Activity Scotland
Horse Riding –
Available for all ages and abilities, though weight restrictions apply, at Blair Castle.
Mountaineering instructor, Stewart Johnson, is based at Aberfeldy.
A rich assortment of walks of every grade, and type of terrain, is available in the area.
In Loch or River – quiet or torrent
Choose from over 50 courses within a reasonable drive
Ski-ing and Snowboarding –
We are ideally located mid way between Aviemore and Glenshee, Just under an hour from either.
4×4 Offroad and Quad bikes –
There are several operators providing these experiences in the area. We are only too delighted to provide information.
Along quiet, scenic roads, or taking off into the hills and mountains
Pitlochry Breaks in an area steeped in History
The historical richness of the area, from Roman times to the present, offers an enormous range of opportunities to experience life in bygone days. Then there are the quaint, wee towns, each with its own character. Temptingly, they entice passers by with the aroma of freshly ground coffee and the sight of sumptuous cakes in the windows of a variety of independent cafes. Art galleries give insight into the talent that abounds in an area that attracts creative people to live. Small, unique shops add further interest with ideas for gifts and mementos.
Take a Walk or Two to truly appreciate the beauty of the area
Pitlochry, itself, is surrounded by a network of paths and waymarked trails. These allow the visitor to experience the stunning settings of riverside, loch, woodland, hill and mountain-side. The Pitlochry Paths Network is described in an extremely useful publication which highlights just some of the walks available in the local area.