A Play, A Pie and A Pint
10 October 2011 ← return to listing
A Play, A Pie and A Pint enters its fifth season at the
Traverse. From tomorrow, you'll be able to enjoy the very best new
writing from Scotland and the UK, with a delicious pie and a drink
from our bar.
The season kicks off with three great new shows from Paines
Plough and Òran Mór, a medley of some of the most exciting new
writers north and south of the border.
Dig by Katie
Douglas follows the story of Tommy, the self-made business man.
With the economic crash, Tommy's world begins to crumble, but his
wife still wants a new hoover and a two week trip to Butlins. To
what lengths will he go to stay on top? (11 - 15 Oct).
You Cannot Go Forward From Where You Are Right Now scans
the radio airwaves, using contemporary music and beautifully poetic
writing to create an uniquely aural experience. (18 - 22 Oct).
Our third play of the season, Leo Butler's Eternal Source of
Light has been changed to a new play by the same author
Fruits: While Lorna's been journeying through the urban
jungle and reached destination housewife, Nina's been running wild
in the jungles of Borneo. Reunited over lattes and pastries, their
friendship is tested to the limit (25 - 29 Oct).
These are followed by plays by two of Scotland's most edgy and
contemporary writers. God Bless
Liz Lochhead by Martin McCardie catches up with three
actors, who, having survived the scandalous Highlands and Islands
tour of Lochhead's adaptation of Tartuffe, decide to take
the show on again 25 years later (1 - 5 Nov).
The final play, Watching
the Detective by Paddy Cunneen, follows the story of a
forensic detective, who dreams of being a gourmet chef (8 - 12
Served up with your home grown theatre are Malone's Bakeries'
famous pies - take your pick from a scrumptious scotch pie or a
hearty cheese and bean version. Grab yourself a drink from
our bar and join us in the celebration of drama during lunch