26th October to 12th November
THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN
by Compton Mackenzie | Adapted by Peter Arnott.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
This autumn, join American millionaire Chester Royde, his new bride, Carrie, and his sister, Myrtle, as they travel to the Highlands to explore Carrie's Scottish ancestry – with a little help from Carrie's prized copy of Gaelic Without Tears . . . While the Roydes are very much creatures of the 20th century, their hosts still cling to the old ways: Donald MacDonald of Ben Nevis, the 23rd clan chieftain and Laird of Glenbogle Castle, is fiercely protective of his way of life, the land that he loves and the Macdonald spirit. Being more than a little cash-strapped, however, Ben Nevis (as he is also known) is not above trying to forge a match between heiress Myrtle and one of his brawny sons. But when a group of English hikers turn up and trample all over his grouse moor, and a trespassing nationalist poet seems set to capture Myrtle's affections, Ben Nevis' plans come under attack on two fronts – and he's never one to underreact when things don't go his way . . . A hilarious romp from the master of Scottish farce, this classic 1930s comedy has been brilliantly adapted for stage by leading Scottish playwright Peter Arnott, whose work includes acclaimed stage adaptations of other Scots novels, including The Silver Darlings and The Cone Gatherers. Following in the footsteps of our smash-hit productions of Para Handy last year and our last Compton Mackenzie adaptation, Whisky Galore - A Musical!, we hope you can join us to raise a glass to this eagerly anticipated world première! Tel:- 1796 484 626 and https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com