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Pitlochry Festival Theatre shortlisted as Theatre of the Year

LISTEN: Kris Bryce share’s the theatre’s achievement’s over the past year

A theatre in Highland Perthshire has been nominated for Theatre of the Year at Stage Awards 2022, celebrating the best achievement in UK theatre.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre the only Scottish theatre in the category will be up against London’s Donmar Warehouse and Battersea Arts Centre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Lyric Theatre Belfast and Royal and Derngate Northampton.

On hearing the exciting news Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for The Stage’s Theatre of the Year Award.

“The entire Pitlochry Festival Theatre team have worked so hard over the last twelve months to make incredible things happen for our communities in these challenging times.

“We are so grateful to all the artists who have worked tirelessly to help us make amazing things happen. Pitlochry Festival Theatre continues to connect with audiences, and we are powered by the dialogue we have with them.

“We cannot wait to continue to connect with people inside, outside, and online. We are very proud to be a Scottish theatre and share Pitlochry with the World and the World with Pitlochry.”

Executive Director Kris Bryce added:

“This year we marked 70 years since an extraordinary person put up a tent in their garden and created a theatre.

‘Right through the pandemic, whilst it was not safe to be Inside together, and it wasn’t yet permitted to be Outside together, we gathered Scotland and the world Online.

“We committed to being the first Scottish theatre to welcome audiences back to live performance, and thousands of people have joined us through the year as we did just that.

“None of this would have been possible without the continued confidence shown toward us by Creative Scotland and Perth & Kinross Council. Their support, as well as The Scottish Government’s focus on culture and £10m investment in our capital redevelopment, has been sustaining.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to gather, to create work, and to make Theatre for All from the heart of Scotland.”

The Stage Awards 2022 will be announced on January 31 at a ceremony at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.

For more information you can visit: https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/

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