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‘The Magic of Christmas’ Continues for a Further Three Days

LISTEN: Elizabeth Newman expresses how excited she is to put on a performance which has been so warmly received ahead of the Winter months

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is extending dates for this year’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’ performance due to popular demand.

New dates include December 21, 22 and 23, to the outdoor ‘WONDER-filled’ Christmas experience.

Artistic director at The Pitlochry Festival Theatre said: “We’re absolutely over the moon at Pitlochry Festival Theatre that so many people want
to come and see The Magic of Christmas this year.

“We’re thrilled to be able to create an outdoor experience that means we can look after people during this challenging time. And we promise to bring
lots of good joy, and cheer, and music and fun for all ages in our garden.”

Starting from November 27, Santa’s elves will have to find the North Star which was lost in a football match with his reindeer.

In collaboration with ONFife, performances will be seen in Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 11-acre campus and at the historic Carnegie Hall and
gardens.

Set everywhere from the magical forest, Lapland and even space, the performance promises a ‘journey by our festive friends through the enchanting
buildings and gardens, travelling to three joyful, festive-fun locations’.

Executive director at the theatre, Kris Bryce, explained: “We’ve been thrilled with the response to The Magic of Christmas and, due to popular
demand, are delighted to offer a further three days of ‘Magic’ for our audiences to enjoy.

“We’re looking forward to bringing some Christmas cheer at the end of a challenging year.”

The theatre says that the COVID-19 precautions will be ‘rigorous’ to give people who’ve not had the chance to get out the opportunity to make the most of
the festive cheer.

These precautions include a marshalled one-way system, separate entrance and exit, socially distanced groups, hand sanitiser throughout and PPE for all
staff.

Elizabeth Newman added: “Christmas joy is going to be more important than ever this year. That was the inspiration for our first in-person event since we
went into lockdown. Starting with safety and social-distancing, we were determined to create the escape to new theatrical worlds that we all need right
now.

“We’re so thrilled with the response, to put on extra dates, and most of all, to welcome audiences back with us on-site at last! After such an unimaginable, difficult year for everyone, we will make sure all our visitors are safe and have the most magical time.”

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