Beginning with Douglas Maxwell’s Beautiful Boy and continuing weekly until the end of November, these 20 new pieces curated by Pitlochry Festival Theatre, are inspired by the river Tay and performed by members of the theatre’s summer season cast. Pitlochry has already produced one of the most haunting pieces from lockdown with David Greig’s Radio 3 play Adventures with the Painted People, and this season offers an opportunity to see a range of work from leading UK playwrights including Jo Clifford, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Hannah Khalil and more. Should be quality.
We launched SHADES OF TAY last year. However, due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we took the decision to reimagine how our commissioning process works. We know we need to support artists and audiences to be in dialogue during this difficult time. Therefore, in March and April we commissioned 25 new works for 2020. We’re launching over four-months of premières by LEADING BRITISH PLAYWRIGHTS, as part of our unique Shades of Tay project – more than 20 new writings from playwrights and poets – brought to life by the theatre’s 2020 Summer Season ensemble – released through our digital series, #PFTLightHopeJoy, our online platform helping us to reach you during our closure period. Starting 7 August with Douglas Maxwell’s Beautiful Boy and will then continue weekly until late November.