Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon

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… 

It's Behind You!

It's Behind You!

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. 

Confessional

Confessional

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… 

The Beaches of St Valery

The Beaches of St Valery

Three-quarters 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 t… 

69 Shades of Gay

69 Shades of Gay

“I’m 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 good ti… 

Dusty Won't Play

Dusty Won't Play

18 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 and memorabl… 

Dr Johnson Goes to Scotland

Dr Johnson Goes to Scotland

A risk 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 … 

Walking on Walls

Walking on Walls

There’s 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… 

Breaking The Ice

Breaking The Ice

It’s 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… 

Role Shift

Role Shift

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 … 

Second Hand

Second Hand

It’s 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… 

CauseWay

CauseWay

“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… 

Ali Bawbag and the Four Tealeafs

Ali Bawbag and the Four Tealeafs

Pantomime is arguably the most self-aware and self-mocking of theatrical forms, with the most successful shows seeing cast and audience mutually shattering any metaphorical four… 

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler

Richard 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 … 

No Nothing

No Nothing

Alan 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 … 

Broth

Broth

It’s 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. 

Fat Alice

Fat Alice

Acclaimed playwright Alison Carr’s latest offering, Fat Alice, opens on a familiar scene. 

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

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… 

The Day The Pope Emptied Croy

The Day The Pope Emptied Croy

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

Leviathan

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

Lifesaving

Lifesaving is an entertaining and surreal hour of theatre which focuses on the lives of two teenage siblings, Sandra and Jamie. 

Mrs Barbours Daughters

Mrs Barbours Daughters

Mrs Barbour’s Daughters centres around Mary, an elderly blind woman who refuses to move out of her tenement flat and into her niece’s home. 

The King's Kilt

The King's Kilt

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 … 

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge opens with a woman sitting on an isolated bridge being harassed by a stranger who won’t let her be. 

The Happiest Day of Brendan Smilie's Life

The Happiest Day of Brendan Smilie's Life

The 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 ar… 

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

Flower, 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 Kinds of Things

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

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. 

Netting

Netting

They 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. 

We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened

We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened

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… 

Butterfly

Butterfly

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. 

Theatre Uncut

Theatre Uncut

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

Squash

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

Flying With Swans

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… 

Crash

Crash

Andy Duffy’s new one-man play is a psychological drama following the life of a stock market trader during the economic crash. 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Anton 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 father’s work… 

Flame Proof

Flame Proof

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… 

Flame Proof

Flame Proof

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

It's Only Words

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. 

Miss Shamrock’s World of Glamorous Flight

Miss Shamrock’s World of Glamorous Flight

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 Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty

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: Funny How

Des Clarke: Funny How

Des Clarke is one of the most popular comedians working in Scotland today. 

Janey Godley: Oh My Godley!

Janey Godley: Oh My Godley!

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. 

Rob Beckett: Live

Rob Beckett: Live

Multi award winning comedian Rob Beckett has extended his national tour due to outstanding demand. 

Craig Hill - Tartan About!

Craig Hill - Tartan About!

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. 

Richard Herring - We're All Going to Die!

Richard Herring - We're All Going to Die!

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…