A Play A Pie and A Pint

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Theatre review: Take The Rubbish Out, Sasha explores the process of loss

25 Mar 20153 stars

The Ukranian theatre piece is more bitter than bitter-sweet

Ukranian playwright Natalia Vorozhbyt's play for the Play, Pie and a Pint season, translated by Sasha Dugdale, is more bitter than bitter-sweet, dealing as it does with the emotional complexities of the grieving process. Stepdaughter Oksana (an…

Theatre review: Leviathan

11 Mar 20153 stars

Òran Mór, Sherman Cymru and Traverse Theatre's co-production presents a less-than-happy valley

This, the first co-production between Òran Mór, Sherman Cymru and Traverse Theatre, is a study of how the umbilical cord can strangle when it is not severed. Three generations of women from a working class Welsh family sit out on a sunny day in a…

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Mrs Barbour's Daughters

10 Oct 20144 stars

AJ Taudevin's play tackles the Suffragette movement in moving sketch of feminist tradition

When much-loved curator, actor, director and playwright David MacLennan passed away in June this year, he left a massive legacy. For over a decade his Oran Mor lunchtime showcase A Play A Pie and A Pint has grown in scope, becoming an international…

Autumn 2013 season from A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Glasgow's Oran Mor

25 Aug 2013

New theatre work from Stef Smith, DC Jackson and Robert Dawson Scott

The autumn season of Oran Mor’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint is typically eclectic: a meditation on psychiatrist RD Laing, a new play by rising star Stef Smith and another by DC Jackson, who shocked the Edinburgh Fringe with the audacious Threeway. A Play…

Davey Anderson discusses the upcoming New Plays from China strand

17 Apr 2013

The world premiere performances showcase the talents of three Chinese playwrights

It’s not often that Scotland gets to see a Chinese world premiere before China does, but it’s about to happen three times. Joining forces with the National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow’s lunchtime theatre season A Play, A Pie and a Pint is presenting a…

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Interview: Playwrights David Greig and David Harrower share a bill at Edinburgh Fringe

11 Jul 2012

Scottish playwrights share a bill at Edinburgh for first time

It took centuries of endeavour before the first man ran a four-minute mile. Yet as soon as he did, it happened again just two months later. Since Roger Bannister broke that barrier in 1959, many athletes have done the same. That, says playwright David…

Classic Cuts Summer Season at A Play, a Pie and a Pint

23 May 2012

Bite-sized classics being served up for lunch at Oran Mor

In what is traditionally a quiet time for theatre, Glaswegians in search of a dramatic fix are strikingly well-served, and for those who don’t fancy giving up their precious long summer evenings there’s an especially tasty array of bite-sized classics…

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland announce 2011 shortlist

12 May 2011

Kate Dickie, David Birrell and David Greig feature on CATS 2011 shortlist

Following an all-day meeting at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, the CATS judges have revealed the hotly-anticipated shortlist for the ten categories of Scotland's leading theatre awards for 2010-11. A highlight of the Scottish theatre…

Stage Whispers: playwright Nicola McCartney discusses her new play Miracle, staging as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint

25 Apr 2011

What was the inspiration for your new play, Miracle? I have been thinking and writing a lot over recent years about real life icons, and who they were before they become who they became. I received an SAC Writer’s Bursary in 2005 to write the original…

The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness

26 Jan 2011

Adaptation of Rodolfo Santana's breakthrough play

This Spring’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint season features a cross-city collaboration between Glasgow’s Oran Mor and the National Theatre of Scotland’s Reveal season at the Traverse in Edinburgh. Featuring five new adaptations of Latin American plays, it…

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16 Oct 2008

NEW PLAY Her play clocks in at less than an hour and will be performed in front of an audience eating their lunch, but you can’t fault Nicola Wilson for ambition. Moonwalking, part of Oran Mor’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint season, considers nothing less…

Corona Classic Cuts

5 Jun 2008

NEW SEASON Oran Mor, Glasgow, until Sat 29 Jun King Lear in 50 minutes looks a pretty tall order, but it’s just one of four canonical classics reduced to lunchtime length in this new season from Oran Mor’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint. Producer David…

Gods are Fallen and All Safety Gone

10 Apr 2008

NEW WRITING Òran Mór, Glasgow, Mon 14–Sat 19 Apr The moment when a parent descends from their all-powerful pedestal to become a person just like everyone else can be shocking. Yet, the horrifying thought, as childhood dwindles, that our parents are…


29 Nov 2007

LUNCHTIME THEATRE Oran Mor, Glasgow, until Sat 1 Dec For a couple of decades now, the name Paddy Cunneen has been associated with quality music and soundscapes in Scottish drama. His work has travelled far beyond our borders, with a number of…

Stage Whispers

18 Sep 2006

Theatre news and comment

The bewildering number of openings over the next few weeks is leaving Whispers pretty breathless, with more new shows than our usual preview pages can cover, so he’s putting aside his usual ponderings to update you on what’s on. Borderline are far…