A Play, A Pie and A Pint

10 October 2011 ← return to listing

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

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).

David Watson's 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 - Juicy 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 Nov). 

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 hour!




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