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 and China.
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!
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Photographs by Leslie Black
Summer Panto Announced
A bit of a Dick Whittington by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan
Monday 8th - Saturday 27th July (excl. Sundays)
Òran Mór welcomes you to 'A bit of a Dick Whittington', our third Summer Panto by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan.
Will Dick go to London and are the streets there paved with gold? Will Dick travel the world to make his fortune, marry the InSultan' of Taxhaven's daughter and return filthy rich to unseat Boris, become the Mayor and live happily ever after? Oh, yes he will!
Due to popular demand, we have added in some extra performances for you this year - please see below a full list of dates and timings (please note that days which have 2 performances, timings are different from our usual 1pm show).
Mon 8th July ~ Doors 12.30 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Tues 9th July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Wed 10th July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Thur 11th July - Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Fri 12th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Fri 12th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Sat 13th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Sat 13th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Mon 15th July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Tues 16th July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Wed 17th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Wed 17th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Thur 18th July - Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Fri 19th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Fri 19th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Sat 20th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Sat 20th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Mon 22nd July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Tues 23rd July ~ Doors 12 pm, show starts at 1 pm.
Wed 24th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Wed 24th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Thurs 25th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Thurs 25th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Fri 26th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Fri 26th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Sat 27th July - 1st show: Doors 11 am, show starts at 12 pm.
Sat 27th July - 2nd show: Doors 1.30 pm, show starts at 2 pm.
Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts at Òran Mór
Òran Mór is the only place where we promise to make a drama out of your lunchtime!
Come and savour this new 4 course season of Classic Cuts. 50 minute versions of Classics by some of our greatest playwrights: Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.
Check out the www.playpiepint.com section of the website for more information.
Monday 10th – Saturday 15th June VOLPONE by Ben Jonson ~Adapted by Andy Clark
‘What a rare punishment is avarice to itself’
The old magnifico Volpone, wealthy and heirless, feigns illness and, with the help of his parasite Mosca, dupes three greedy sycophants to his house who lavish him with gifts, each hoping to become the beneficiary of his huge fortune. But as his scheming become more and more elaborate, Volpone’s web of deceit leads to a darkly comic chain of events appearing as farcical as it is shocking.
A merciless satire of greed and lust, Volpone is considered one of the finest Jacobean comedies and remains one of Jonson’s best-loved and frequently performed plays.
Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd June THE CHANGELING by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley ~ Adapted by Alan McKendrick
One of the most linguistically elegant bloodbaths ever penned, The Changeling follows young Spanish noblewoman Beatrice-Joanna, who suffers the misfortune of first meeting the love of her life, Alsemero, mere days after having become betrothed to another.
Beatrice-Joanna's subsequent wild recourse to dark tactics in pursuit of breaking this engagement – in the form of a heated, opportunistic alliance with aristocrat-turned-servant and general man of violence De Flores - are the meat and drink of this Jacobean film noir. Suffice to say that trouble, desire, sex and death ensue heavily.
Monday 24th – Saturday 29th June THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare ~ Adapted by Sandy Nelson
Writer Sandy Nelson and Director Rosie Kellagher transpose Shakespeare’s sharpest comedy to the 1950s: a time of teddy boys and tea dresses, beat poets and Sunday best, when the sexes readied themselves for revolution and lines were drawn on both sides of the sexual revolution. On the cusp of this time of change we find Petruchio and Katherina: the kind of couple who thrive on conflict. Will Petruchio pull his punches or can he tame his shrew? “If I be waspish, best beware my sting…”
Monday 1st – Saturday 6th July THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov ~ Adapted by Vivien Adam
"Comedy or tragedy? Or absurdist theatre? Chekhov's "Three Sisters" has divided critics and audiences ever since its first production. In an absurdist setting, using Chekov's original words, the sisters are still trapped 15 years later, but now in a waiting room surrounded by the ghosts and memories of characters who have brought them to this point. Remember Claire Knight, Julie Duncan and Joyce Falconer as River City's three sisters Roisin, Shona and Iona? Now they play Chekhov's Olga, Masha and Irina and the city they long for is Moscow. "
Spring Summer 2013 Programme
Stage 100 UK Producer of the Year
Creative Scotland Business Award Winner 2012
Welcome to the 18th Season of A Play A Pie and A Pint. We’ve 19 new plays for you and we hope there will be something for every taste. As well as plays from many of Scotland’s leading playwrights we have new works from rising stars and plays from writers from Australia and China – you can see we cast our net as wide as we can to bring you the most varied theatre menu at lunchtime. This season we are co-producing with the National Theatre of Scotland, the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Perth Theatre, Dundee Rep, Ayr Gaiety, the Beacon Arts Centre in Geenock and the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate. We’re presenting the first winner of the Channel 4 Oran Mor Comedy drama Award in a programme that features comedy, musical, tragedy, horror, polemic and farce. For as little as £8.00 you can enjoy something to eat, something to drink and a new play every week in the wonderfully friendly and easy going environment of Glasgow’s most hospitable Arts Venue. If you’ve been before - welcome back! If it’s your first time - we’re very much looking forward to entertaining you!
Mon 22nd – Sat 27th Apr ~Secrets by Lin Weiran Adapted by Rona Munro
Mon 29th Apr – Sat 4th May ~ Sweet Silver Song of the Lark by Molly Taylor
Mon 6th May – Sat 11th May ~ Thieves and Boy by Hao Jingfang Adapted by Davey Anderson
Mon 13th May – Sat 18th May ~ Marco Pantani -The Pirate by Stuart Hepburn
Mon 20th May - Sat 25th May ~ Mortal Memories by Liz Lochhead
Mon 27th May – Sat 1st Jun ~ Fox Attack by Xu Nuo Adapted by Catherine Grosvenor
Mon 3rd Jun – Sat 8th June ~ Dalgety by David Greig
This Week's Play
Marco Pantani - The Pirate
By Stuart Hepburn
Featuring Jordan Young, Blyth Duff and James Smillie.
Mon 13th – Sat 18th May
Marco Pantani was the greatest Italian Cyclist of the modern era. In 1998 he became a national hero when won the two most prestigious races in the cycling calendar, the Giro D'Italia and the Tour De France. 5 years later he was found dead and drug-ridden in a lonely Rimini hotel room. What drives a man to thepinnacle of professional cycling , yet leads him to the depths and of squalor despair? "The Pirate" traces Marco's journey from the poverty of his upbringing in the streets of Cesena, to his ultimate tragic end at the age of cruelly early age of 34.
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.
Show Times and Tickets
Monday - Saturday 1pm - (Doors 12pm/12.30pm on Mondays)
www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000 or from the box office on the door on the day.
A Play, a Pie and a Pint SEASON TICKET costs just £140 to see all 19 plays in the Spring/Summer Season.
Available anytime from the box office as soon as the new season begins. Cheque or cash only please.
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadMon 20th of May, 12:00 pm
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadTue 21st of May, 12:00 pm
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadWed 22nd of May, 12:00 pm
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadThu 23rd of May, 12:00 pm
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadFri 24th of May, 12:00 pm
Mortal Memories by Liz LochheadSat 25th of May, 12:00 pm