A Play A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór
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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
Flying with Swans
By Jack Dickson
Directed by Alison Peebles
Featuring Kay Gallie, Anne Kidd and Karen Ramsay
Mon 27th Oct - Sat 1st Nov
When three old friends get together for the first time in many years, what should be a simple ferry trip to the Isle of Arran for the arrival of migrating whooper swans becomes the journey of a lifetime.
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.
Flying with Swans by Jack DicksonSat 1st of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeMon 3rd of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeTue 4th of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeWed 5th of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeThu 6th of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeFri 7th of November, 12:00 pm
The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s LifeSat 8th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildMon 10th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildTue 11th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildWed 12th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildThu 13th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildFri 14th of November, 12:00 pm
Bridge by Donna FranceschildSat 15th of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersMon 17th of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersTue 18th of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersWed 19th of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersThu 20th of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersFri 21st of November, 12:00 pm
Theatre Uncut by Various WritersSat 22nd of November, 12:00 pm
The King’s Kilt by Rona MunroMon 24th of November, 12:00 pm
The King’s Kilt by Rona MunroTue 25th of November, 12:00 pm
The King’s Kilt by Rona MunroWed 26th of November, 12:00 pm
The King’s Kilt by Rona MunroThu 27th of November, 12:00 pm
The King’s Kilt by Rona MunroFri 28th of November, 12:00 pm
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.
This month's Critics' Circle is sponsored by:
LAST WEEK'S WINNER:
Congratulations to Gordon Sutherland, who was chosen as the winner for his review of CRASH:
I am no critic - I can only express what I see and feel and this monologue held me spellbound!
Tremendously well written and performed, it traced the path of a man's life from being a winner, to disaster and mental confusion.
Every nuance was totally effective and held the audience completely - you could have heard pain drop during the performance.
The audience was also left guessing. I was asked by complete strangers whether I thought Jamie Michie's character had perpetrated violent crimes - that has got to be the sign of a great play and performance. Crash is a must-see!!!
If you are coming along to see this week's play, FLYING WITH SWANS, don't forget to leave a review and you could be picking up the next bottle of Malt whisky!
Show Times and Tickets
Monday - Saturday 1pm (Doors 12pm/12.30pm on Mondays)
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
A NIGHT FOR DAVID: Citizens Theatre Sun 9th Nov
Tickets £15 from
www.citz.co.uk 0141 429 0022