Pitlochry Festival theatre

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Who Are You? review – Wertenbaker’s eco-parable invites us to think differently
A solitary woman finds a strange new presence in her remote house in this audio play which debates people v the planet, nature v culture

Catherine Love

27, Oct, 2021 @8:55 AM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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The Covid Requiem review – an emotional eulogy for the pandemic’s victims
Lesley Orr and Jo Clifford’s show about the lives of some who have died in the past 18 months is a necessary act of communal remembrance

Mark Fisher

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor
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In her audio play, Frances Poet nimbly entwines Sophia Jex-Blake’s groundbreaking battles with the story of her biographer

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Wind in the Willows review – Grahame classic restaged as fable for our times
Lockdown loneliness, eco-crisis and land ownership are explored with varying degrees of subtlety in an uplifting show

Mark Fisher

09, Jul, 2021 @6:00 PM

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White Nights review – masterly staging of Dostoevsky’s unrequited love story
Brian Ferguson performs with mesmerising verve in this poignant, desperately funny portrait of existential misery

Mark Fisher

09, Jul, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Stages of grief: how theatre is helping communities say goodbye
After lockdown made collective mourning impossible, two new productions are remembering lost loved ones – and making a case for theatre’s social use

Natasha Tripney

06, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Mother Load review – moving audio play gives birth to all the feelings
Lynda Radley’s drama about three women who meet in an antenatal class captures the love and fear, the comedy and terror of motherhood in all its contradictory reality

Miriam Gillinson

21, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hindu Times review – a divine night out in Dundee
Gods Vishnu, Lakshmi and Brahma become street-smart hedonists in Jaimini Jethwa’s ribald and swaggering audio play

Mark Fisher

25, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tennis Elbow review – rambunctious ride through an awful artist’s life
In a twist on John Byrne’s debut Writer’s Cramp, this is a fast-paced spoof hagiography of pulpy romance author Pamela Crichton Capers

Arifa Akbar

30, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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