Having this year reached the notable landmark of their 500th new production, the team behind the award-winning lunchtime theatre phenomenon that is “A Play, A Pie and a Pint” i…
Alan McHugh has played in enough pantomimes down the years to ensure It’s Behind You! reeks of authenticity, albeit the heightened theatrics of the genre.
The comedic tone of David Weir’s Confessional is clear from the start; as Schubert’s beautiful Ave Marie fades into silence, “Good Catholic” Kevin—or, as he puts it, th…
of a century on, there are still stories of the Second World War that aren’t as
well known as they should, but Stuart Hepburn’s new play—while promoted as
so excited”—that iconic 1982 hit by the Pointer Sisters—is an apt intro to a
show with a predominantly female audience that’s already wound up to have a
years after her death, “blue-eyed soul singer” Dusty Springfield remains many
things to many people—not least a gay icon, thanks to her emotional fragility
when putting any historical figure on stage—let alone a writer and thinker of
the calibre of Dr Samuel Johnson—is that using their own words makes them
appear less a …
no hanging about with Morna Pearson’s Walking On Walls; when the lights
come up, we see a bespectacled woman observing a man who’s bound on an office
chair, tape a…
fitting, in the weeks running up to the latest Arctic Circle Assembly (running
from 7-9 October in Reykjavik, Iceland) that the team behind A Play, a Pie and
a Pint opted…
Glasgow-based Birds of Paradise
Theatre Company continues to lead the way in producing theatre that’s fully
accessible to people with physical and/or sensory impairments, both …
not immediately obvious where Second Hand is located; Jonathan Scott’s
set for this latest production in the Spring 2016 season of “A Play, a Pie and
a Pint”, at Gl…
“A dastardly attempt was made in
the early hours of yesterday morning by suffragists to fire and blow up Burns’s
Cottage, Alloway, the birthplace of the national poet,” rep…
is arguably the most self-aware and self-mocking of theatrical forms, with the
most successful shows seeing cast and audience mutually shattering any
Crane’s latest play takes as its subject the life of Vlad the Impaler, famous
Romanian prince and the inspiration behind Dracula, blending folk songs,
the recreation of …
Spence is not the first to imagine a meeting between two famous people from
different worlds, though there’s certainly a whiff of wishful
thinking in this thoughtful, if …
fitting that, this Eastertide, a resurrection of sorts lies at the heart of
this latest collaboration between Glasgow’s Òran
Mór and Edinburgh’s Traverse theatre.
playwright Alison Carr’s latest offering, Fat
Alice, opens on a familiar scene.
Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha is the first of three plays in this
season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint from Russia and Ukraine, curated by
playwright Nicola McCartney who also direct…
After a very strong debut with Squash in last season’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint, playwright Martin McCormick returns with his second play, The Day the Pope Emptied Croy.
Leviathan, produced in association with Sherman Cymru and the
Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, is among
the best plays to appear on the Òran Mór stage this
season or last.
Lifesaving is an entertaining and surreal hour
of theatre which focuses on the lives of two teenage siblings, Sandra and
centres around Mary, an elderly blind woman who refuses to move out of her
tenement flat and into her niece’s home.
Rona Munro’s comedy
drama, originally produced for Radio 4 in 2008, tells the story of a period in
the life of Walter Scott when he was tasked with commissioning a kilt for King
opens with a woman sitting on an isolated bridge being harassed by a stranger
who won’t let her be.
Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s Life opens on sweet, strange Brendan (Ross Allan) who, with the
aid of labelled paper plates, is attempting to design the optimal buffet
Bird, Wind, Moon is an
account of what happens when “our man” (Òran Mór
veteran Billy Mack) spends four weeks in Japan.
Hooray for all Kind of Things tells the true story of Icelandic
stand-up comedian Jòn Gnarr’s
decision to run for office in the Reykjavík mayoral
elections of 2010.
say that, while you can choose your friends, you can’t choose your
family; even when you pick a partner, you have no say about the family that
comes along with them.
As an ongoing celebration of –and opportunity for –new playwriting talent, A Play, a Pie and a Pint – originated at the Òran
Mór in Glasgow’s West End – has decided to m…
Men – especially working class men from the West of Scotland
– are not known for expressing their
emotions, instead hiding behind either brutish silence or dry humour.
In a departure from its usual format, A Play, a Pie
and a Pint this week plays host to (and co-commissioned) Theatre Uncut
2014, a political theatre company producing short plays…
Squash is the third play in this Autumn’s “A Play, A Pie and a Pint”season at Òran Mór produced in association with Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre—following on from Flame…
Flying with Swans focuses on three women, all now well into retirement, who
reignite their old tradition of taking the ferry to watch the arrival of the
whooper swans as they mig…
Duffy’s new one-man play is a psychological
drama following the life of a stock market trader during the economic crash.
Chekhov’s Three Sisters focuses on
three refined and cultured young women—Olga, Maria and Irina—forced to relocate to a rural province because of their
Lesley Hart’s latest play begins when
Health and Safety Officer Lyssa is disturbed from her work of securing a
wedding marquee at three in the morning by Buddy, the alcoholic bro…
It’s Only Words
tells the story of Mrs Moore, an old woman who has locked herself in a public bathroom
while she thinks about her life and the choices she has made.
The third play in Oran Mor’s Autumn/Winter
Season is a breath of fresh air, a nuanced and enjoyable picture of a
thoroughly likeable character.
A thorough, measured account of a key moment in the history of Ireland, this opening production in the new run of “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” at Oran Mor in Glasgow’s West En…
Des Clarke is one of the most popular comedians working in Scotland today.
The slightly wicked godmother of Scottish comedy returns to the Glasgow international comedy festival to say the things you think but can’t say aloud.
Multi award winning comedian Rob Beckett has extended his national tour due to outstanding demand.
You just know that any show that begins with a bald man in a kilt gyrating camply to Madonna with a male audience member is going to be a winner.
At a time when high-profile comedy seems frequently to constitute pointing out things that people do, Richard Herring’s satirical wit and eye for originality – not to mention h…
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