Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór
Presented by the Traverse Theatre
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint returns with five new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Ding-dong (A Bit of a Farce) By Hilary Lyon
Tue 4 – Sat 8 Apr, 1pm; Fri 7 Apr, 7pm
Living in the same street doesn’t mean that you inhabit the same universe. Being neighbours in a well-heeled part of Edinburgh, Susie and Jennifer have the same postcode but share little else. A minor incident involving Susie’s teenage son exposes major differences, and triggers a darkly comic domestic crisis of epic proportions.
Channelling Jabez By Giles Croft
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Apr, 1pm; Fri 14 Apr, 7pm
Jabez Wolffe; Channel swimmer, variety artist and international sporting hero, received obituaries in papers as important as the New York Times. But following his death in 1943, he was soon forgotten. We bring Jabez to life once more and give him his rightful place in the Scottish Sporting Hall of Fame, so come and watch someone grease a mannequin, play the guitar badly and get soaked…
His Final Bow By Peter Arnott
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Apr, 1pm; Fri 21 Apr, 7pm
When a famous Shakespearean actor shot and killed President Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, it was supposed to be his greatest performance. 12 days later, hiding in a barn with a broken leg, fully expecting to be acclaimed as the hero of his country, John Wilkes Booth is waiting for his reviews to come in...
Presented in collaboration with Aberdeen Performing Arts.
Voices in Her Ear By David Cosgrove
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Apr, 1pm; Fri 28 Apr, 7pm
Talking to the dead is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Betty has been talking to dead people for thirty years and she’s weary, heart sore and filthy rich. So, she’s packing up, taking down the website and retiring somewhere warm. Tonight though, there’s just one final private session with yet another punter desperate for answers.
Safe Place By Clara Glynn
Tue 2 – Sat 6 May, 1pm; Fri 5 May, 7pm
In the middle of the night a young woman arrives at Martine’s door looking for shelter. Martine, a lifelong feminist and writer, invites the woman into her comfortable spacious home. What follows challenges all Martine’s beliefs and it becomes clear that Rowan is not quite what she seems.
A Play, a Pie and A Pint offers:
- A play, a pie and a pint of beer/125ml glass of house wine or a regular glass of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, lemonade, orange juice, filter coffee or tea
- A vibrant mix of themes, characters and stories
- Lunchtime and evening performances
- Easily digestible 50-min play packages
- Vegetarian pie available, and vegan, dairy free, and gluten free alternative provided (please advise the Box Office of your requirement when booking).
Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information
Image: Emma Quinn