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A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
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One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade.
The Scotsman


    Start date3 Apr 2018
    End date5 May 2018
  • Tickets£13.50

    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, Òran Mór returns with more new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

    By Gary McNair
    Tue 3 – Sat 7 Apr, 1pm; Fri 6 Apr, 7pm

    A biography of the late Dundonian poet, Sir William Topaz McGonagall, written in ‘almost rhyming verse’ - the only way to honour the man who has come to be known as the world’s worst poet. Performed by Gary McNair, the play charts the poet’s life story and gets to the heart of the dilemma that surrounds his legend - is it okay to laugh at someone’s obvious and relentless failings?

    By Ann Marie di Mambro
    Tue 10 – Sat 14 Apr, 1pm; Fri 13 Apr, 7pm

    Rachel is a successful woman and, frankly, a bit of a snob. She wants nothing to do with her mother’s side of the family, whom she thinks of as a reckless bunch of benefit cheats. But when Rachel discovers she is at risk of breast cancer, she feels duty bound to let her cousins know. She didn’t mean to let them into her life but they come barging in anyway, and shake up her tidy life.

    By Val McDermid
    Tue 17 – Sat 21 Apr, 1pm; Fri 20 Apr, 7pm

    Margaret Holt embarked on a holiday romance with a difference and it changed her life. Falling in love with Scotland filled her with a burning desire to liberate the country from the English yoke. But what could a nine-year-old lass from Yorkshire do to make that dream come true? Join Margaret as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime.

    By Rob Drummond
    Tue 24 – Sat 28 Apr, 1pm; Fri 27 Apr, 7pm

    Six years ago Sandy ruined his daughter’s wedding day with a Top Table speech for the ages. Well, the joke’s on him, because now, he’s dead. You are cordially invited to Sandy’s memorial service, where his life will be eulogised. Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing your hearts out as we send Sandy off to the hereafter. Let’s hope everything goes smoothly this time round.

    By Meghan Tyler
    Tue 1 – Sat 5 May, 1pm; Fri 4 May, 7pm

    The Ancient Persians: when it came to major decisions they all had to agree when they were pissed, and they all had to agree when they were hideously hungover. An online petition to bring back the death penalty is rattling the nation, and the government must respond. A Conservative, a Scottish Nationalist, and a Democratic Unionist meet over tea to discuss... But what happens when the port is cracked open?

    *This play replaces Bubblewrap by Hilary Lyon, which was originally advertised in this A Play, A Pie and A Pint slot.


    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Ticket includes:

    • 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


    Age recommendation

    Image by Emma Quinn

    • One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade.
      The Scotsman

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