A Play A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór


Òran Mór’s groundbreaking lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, began in 2004 and now commissions and produces 38 new plays a year. We produce the work of many of Scotland’s best known writers, as well as presenting the work of new young playwrights. We have also presented seasons of plays from writers from Latin America, the Arab World, China and West Africa and the Caribbean.

Plays from PPP have been seen at the Edinburgh Festival, the Belfast Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Adelaide Festival, the Island Festival in Tasmania, the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow and the Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Alaska. 

We’ve also had plays from Òran Mór performed in Newcastle, Manchester, Coventry, Bristol, London, Seoul, Beirut, Milan, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bermuda and New York. The Tiny Dynamite Theatre in Philadelphia has done several seasons of A Play A Pie and a Pint and we recently got invited by the British Council in Brazil to help them set up PPP in Sao Paolo. Where Glasgow leads, the rest of the world follows!

This Week's Play

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Dave Anderson

Mondays – Saturdays

1st – 20th December

Featuring Dave Anderson, Juliet Cadzow, George Drennan and Frances Thorburn. 


Advance tickets for all of the performances have now SOLD OUT on Ticketweb. However, we always have an allocation of tickets to sell on the door, on the day on a first come first served basis.

NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: We have been very busy this year, and customers have been arriving very early to queue for the remaining tickets on the door on the day. To avoid people having to queue at the box office in the foyer (which can get quite cold as it is beside the front door) we have a voucher ticketing system in place. Customer who join the queue at the box office in the foyer area will be given a numbered ticket voucher (allocated on a first come first served basis). If you are in the queue in time to get a ticket voucher, you can then pop into the main bar and wait in the warmth until the box office opens. Once it does, voucher can be exchanged and ticket paid for at the box office.  Òran Mór is open from 9am every day serving food and drink (alcohol from 11am). 

Join us this December at Òran Mór for A Panto, A Pie and A Pint. Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply) or from the Òran Mór box office on the day of the performance. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. *

Once upon a time, there was an Emperor, who was so rich and spoiled... But we're guessing you know the story. What would this Emperor be like today? Could we still have Emperors in this enlightened 21st Century? Do you expect to be asked po-faced questions like that? Are you expecting the Òran Mór Panto team to take this seriously? If so, this is not the place for you. If you're still a big wean, come and help us celebrate the festive season.  Check in your adulthood at the door, and share a few laughs, a few songs, and a little agitprop for the immature-at-heart.

The Usual Suspects bring you a contemporary look at the age-old story of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Ticket Price:

Mon/Tue/Wed £12.50

Thu/Fri/Sat £15.00


Mon 1st - 1pm 

Tue 2nd - 1pm 

Wed 3rd - 1pm 

Thu 4th - 1pm 

Fri 5th - 12pm & 2pm 

Sat 6th - 12pm & 2pm 


Mon 8th - 1pm 

Tue 9th - 1pm 

Wed 10th - 12pm & 2pm 

Thu 11th - 1pm 

Fri 12th - 12pm & 2pm 

Sat 13th - 12pm & 2pm 


Mon 15th - 1pm 

Tue 16th - 1pm 

Wed 17th - 12pm & 2pm 

Thu 18th - 12pm & 2pm 

Fri 19th - 12pm & 2pm 

Sat 20th - 12pm & 2pm

* Doors open at 11am for 12pm shows, at 12pm for 1pm shows and at 1.30pm for 2pm shows. Please note that we will always have a small allocation of tickets available to sell on the door on the day. 

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.

Upcoming Plays

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Reviews must be 100 words or under.

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

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PLEASE NOTE: Our website www.playpiepint.com is currently under maintenance. In the meantime, information about A Play, A Pie and A Pint can be viewed on this page. Any questions, please contact the PPP team on: 0141 357 6200 playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk 

Show Times and Tickets

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


Monday/Tuesday/Thursday £10

Wednesday £8

Friday/Saturday £12.50

Click here to book tickets www.ticketweb.co.uk

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.

Òran Mór Panto 2014

The Emperor’s New Clothes

By Dave Anderson

Mondays - Saturdays | 1st - 20th December

PLEASE NOTE: Advance tickets have now SOLD OUT. We will have an allocation to sell on the door on the day.



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