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Barefoot in the Park

By Neil Simon
Directed by Elizabeth Newman

“I love you darling… keep singing, Paul. Keep singing.”

A romantic comedy about love, life and living together.

Springtime in New York City. Fresh from a blissful, six-night honeymoon stay at The Plaza, newlyweds Paul and Corie move into their top floor Manhattan apartment. Paul’s a straitlaced, ambitious attorney focused on climbing the corporate ladder; Corie’s a passionate, free spirit, always looking on the bright side of life. Their small flat is her latest find and she’s determined to create a romantic vibe despite bare walls, bad plumbing, eccentric neighbours and a hole in their skylight.

It’s not long until Corie’s Mother arrives to cast her eye over their expensive apartment. Corie decides to play matchmaker and during dinner with their eccentric neighbour-in-the-attic, Velasco, things begin to unravel.

If only Corie could be more pragmatic and see things as Paul does. If only stick-in-the-mud Paul could be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start… Author of The Odd Couple, Pulitzer prize winning playwright Neil Simon is one of America’s best loved writers. Barefoot in the Park is one of his greatest works. Award-winning Artistic Director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Elizabeth Newman, will direct.


Barefoot in the Park is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.


Elizabeth Newman Interview

Dates, Times & Prices

3 - 25 April 2020

£10 PREVIEW, 7.30pm
Friday 3 April

Preview tickets on sale from 2 March

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

£16 - £33

MATINEES from 8 April, 2pm
Wednesday and Saturday

£14 - £29

Running time: to be confirmed during rehearsals


Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm
Touch Tour at 6.15pm

Saturday 18 April, 2pm
Touch Tour at 12.45pm

Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm

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Creative Learning Events

Free events tailored to the show

Talk Show
Monday 6 April

Post-Show Discussion
Tuesday 14 April

LYT Curtain Raiser
Friday 24 April