A Play A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór


Welcome to A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór, the UK’s most successful lunchtime theatre programme. David MacLennan founded A Play, A Pie and A Pint in 2004, and we have been serving up a slice of lunchtime drama ever since. Now in our 22nd season, we commission and produce 38 new plays a year. So whether you are looking for something to do on your lunch break, socialise with friends or want to check out some original drama, come along for A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

We have a new play every week, running from Mondays to Saturdays at 1pm.

Spring / Summer 2015 Programme Announced

Tickets on sale now!  08444 771 000

Welcome to our 22nd season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór! We want to thank all of our audience for enthusiastically continuing to support A Play, A Pie and A Pint in ever increasing numbers making our last season the busiest to date!  We return with 19 new plays for you in our Spring season including new drama from Russia and Ukraine reflecting current events in both of those countries. We will also celebrate our 350th play by premiering the first American play to come from our sister company in Philadelphia. Other plays in the season include a new Gaelic version of Whisky Galore with the National Theatre of Scotland and the second David MacLennan award for new playwrights. We are also continuing to work with other venues such as the Sherman Cymru in Cardiff, the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Ayr Gaiety Theatre to send plays out across Scotland and to the rest of the UK. In order to match increasing costs we have reluctantly had to increase our ticket prices very slightly for the first time in ten years but we are confident that we will continue to provide excellent value for money. We hope there is something in our season for everyone and look forward to welcoming regular customers and first timers alike to Glasgow’s friendliest, liveliest venue.


Check our the WHAT'S ON listings for more info on each play

Jan 26th – 31st


By Anne Hogg


Feb 2nd – 7th

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

By Sandy Nelson


Feb 9th – 14th

We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened

By Emma Goidel


Feb 16th – 21st


By Morna Young


Feb 23rd – 28th

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

By Paddy Cunneen


Mar 2nd – 7th


By Rob Drummond


Mar 9th – 14th


By Matthew Trevannion


Mar 16th – 21st

The Day the Pope Emptied Croy

By Martin McCormick


Mar 23rd – 28th

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

By Natalia Vorozhbyt

Translated by Sasha Dugdale


Mar 30th – Apr 4th

Fat Alice

By Alison Carr


Apr 6th – 11th


By Tim Primrose


Apr 13th – 18th

Whisky Galore/Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr

Adapted by Iain Finlay MacLeod


Apr 20th – 25th

No Nothing

By Alan Spence


Apr 27th – 2nd May

Vlad the Impaler

By Richard Crane


May 4th – 9th

The War Hasn’t Started Yet

By Mikhail Durnenkov

Adapted by Davey Anderson


May 11th – 16th

Tommy's Song

By Lou Prendergast


May 18th – 23rd

The Head in the Jar

By Deb Jones


May 25th – 30th

Thoughts Spoken Aloud From Above

By Yuri Klavdiev

Adapted by Peter Arnott


June 1st – 6th

Sunset Boulevard: The Lunchtime Cut 

By Morag Fullarton

lice’s mum is boracic, and she is wandering the aisles of Poundland looking for summer treats. Alice reaches out to grasp a white rabbit keyring and before she knows it she is on the golden escalator to Plunderland – A parallel universe where no one pays 50pence in the pound tax, and where everything costs the same – a million – but you don’t have to pay for it if you are rich. Travel with Alice and meet Milliedum, Milliedee, The King of Clubs, The Queen of Diamonds, The Fat Cat, The Mad Banker and all your other favourite characters you love to hate.

Critics' Circle Competition

Each week, we invite you to leave a review of the play in under 100 words, and the winner receives a bottle of Malt Whisky. Please submit your entry in the box below:

Terms and Conditions:

Reviews must be 100 words or under.

Entries must be submitted by 8pm on the Sunday of the week that the play finishes.

Winners will be notified by email the following week so please make sure that you have entered your email address correctly.

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This Week's Play

Butterfly by Anne Hogg

Directed by Stasi Schaeffer

Featuring Paul James Corrigan and Frank Gallagher

Mon 26th - Sat 31st January

It’s March 1987 and Jamie Cassidy is facing redundancy. This, in an area already ravaged by factory closures, is bad enough but making a life shattering discovery has driven him to despair. In an attempt to get away from everything to consider his future Jamie climbs the factory’s water tower. However, he soon discovers he’s not alone…or the only one with problems. Butterfly is a black comedy dealing with complicated lives, loves, buried secrets… and a geriatric baby with an extreme fear of heights.

Show Times and Tickets

Monday - Saturday 1pm (Doors 12pm/12.30pm on Mondays)


Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday £12.50

Wednesday £10

Saturday £14

A Play, A Pie and A Pint Season Ticket costs £175 to see all 19 plays in the Spring/Summer Season. Available from the box office as soon as the season opens. Cash Only 

Click here to book tickets

Tickets are available in advance from ticketweb 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply) or from the Òran Mór box office on the door on the day of the performance.

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