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WHAT’S ON AUGUST: Shades of Tay from Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Shades of Tay is a series of new digitals works written by an exciting line-up of British playwrights and poets including Timberlake Wertenbaker,  Jo Clifford, Hannah Khalil, Peter Arnott, Abi Zakarian  and Chinonyerem Odimba, and brought to life by Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 2020 Summer Season ensemble, forming a vital part of the theatre’s tri-daily, digital series #PFTLightHopeJoy, which launched just before lockdown began, and created to respond to the uncertain and isolating world in which we now find ourselves. All works will be filmed along the 119 miles of the River Tay.

Inspired by the River Tay and its surrounding landscape – including Scotland’s multi-award-winning, world-renowned outdoor extravaganza, The Enchanted Forest, with whom these commissions are in partnership – the works will be performed as audio dramas, podcasts, short films. The cast will also perform the short works later in a live festival after the Theatre reopens.

All Shades of Tay commissions will première on Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s online platforms, including YouTube: https://bit.ly/PFT_YouTube where all videos from the #PFTLightHopeJoy series can be followed.


All works will be online at 6pm except for Douglas Maxwell’s Beautiful Boy which will start at 9pm. Each new work will be online for the foreseeable future.

Friday 7  Beautiful Boy Douglas Maxwell Richard Standing  30 mins
Sat 8 After Miss Georgina Ballantine Linda McLean Rachel McAllister  6 mins
Sat 15  This is Not Schiehallion Ellie Stewart Blythe Jandoo and Richard Colvin  TBC
Sat 22 We All Need Company Sometimes Chinonyerem Odimba Dominique Jackson, Kirsty Stuart, Rachael McAllister, and Dan Willis  TBC
Sat 29 The Fish Woman Frances Poet Kirsty Stuart  TBC
Sat 5 A Man Stands in A Forest by A River Peter Arnott Richard Colvin  TBC
Sat 12 The Birch Tree Speaks Timberlake Wertenbaker Jesse Fox  TBC
Sat 19 Shadows of Tay Jo Clifford Blythe Jandoo  TBC
Sat 26 Tatha Wakes Up from A Very Long Sleep Abi Zakarian Barbara Hockaday  TBC
Sat 3 22 Mays Martin McCormick  Richard Standing  TBC
Sat 10 A Passing Dance Morna Young Rachel McAllister  TBC
Sat 17 Part of the World Michael O’Neill Richard Standing  TBC
Sun 18 This Is the Scene Jenny Lindsay Jenny Lindsay  TBC
Sat 24 Cold Water Oliver Emanuel Kirsty Stuart  TBC
Sat 31 Meeting Tatha Hannah Lavery Dominique Jackson  TBC
Sat 7 The Message Hannah Khalil Rachel McAllister  TBC
Sat 14 Here We Are Again Dan Rebellato Jesse Fox  TBC
Sat 21 Recovery Daniel Bye Kirsty Stuart

INTERVIEW: Gus Boyd of the Police/Sting Show talks about their latest tour

The ex-members of Hotel California, KT Tunstall and Fish’s bands, return to the touring circuit with this new exciting project, The Police Sting Show. Touring Scotland throughout October and November and finishing this year’s tour at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 25 November, the show features re-worked, fresh versions of all the iconic Police and Sting solo album songs in a 100-minute show featuring an acoustic Sting section. 

Gus Boyd, who performs as Sting, talks about what we can expect and what’s coming up next year. 

Why do you think the Police’s music still has such an enduring appeal?

Basically, because they are great timeless songs that have lasted that initial audience generation and being listened and liked by our children’s generation.

How long has it taken for you to perfect your portrayal of Sting/The Police?

I started working stripping back the songs on acoustic guitar just under two years ago.

Added in a drummer and bass player 18 months ago and we created our own interpretations and style for the 24 songs that we currently play.

Tell us what we can expect from the show?

Not copies of the songs but our own style and fresh take, but still retaining the integrity and the song message.

Do you find audiences differ as you travel around the country?

They are all fans of The Police and Sting Music but do differ in age demographic especially in the regional areas.

It’s great to see the young generation enjoying the songs alongside people of their parents ages!

The Police/Sting Show will be at Eastwood Park Theatre on 25 November at 7.30pm as part of the UK tour.

More info at: https://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/article/9002/The-Police-Sting-Show