A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Spring 2019

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Spring 2019
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    Start date9 Apr 2019
    End date18 May 2019

    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 six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

    Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window
    By Stuart Hepburn
    Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr, 1pm; Fri 12 Apr, 7pm

    The “Comedian’s Comedian” Chic Murray passed away in Edinburgh in 1985. On his last day on this earth, Chic takes a musical look back at the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of a glittering, but tragically flawed career that took him from an engineer’s apprenticeship in Kincaid’s Shipyard, Greenock, to the top of the bill at The London Palladium.

    Lion Lion
    By Sue Glover
    Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr, 1pm; Fri 19 Apr, 7pm

    George & Joy Adamson, like many others, loved the animal kingdom as much, probably more, than their fellow humans. Camping for years where humans were few, but dangerous wildlife teemed around them. With no mobiles, to relieve isolation, how did they react to the wilderness? Did they conduct themselves like civilised human beings? Or draw from the animals they studied?

    The Mack
    By Rob Drummond
    Tue 23 – Sat 27 Apr, 1pm; Fri 26 Apr, 7pm

    Ninety years after his own demise, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece lies in ruins. For the second time in four years a fire has torn through Glasgow’s most venerable building. Should we save the Mack or just let it go? Are there really things “more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself?”

    Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut
    By Morag Fullarton
    Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May; Fri 3 May, 7pm

    A lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time that will have you raise a Bogart style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise. Set in French Morocco, 1941, Casablanca interweaves a tale of wartime conflict with political and romantic intrigue.

    The Origins of Ivor Punch
    By Colin MacIntyre
    Tue 7 – Sat 11 May, 1pm; Fri 10 May, 7pm

    Based on the Edinburgh International First Book Award-winning novel The Letters of Ivor Punch by musician and author Colin MacIntyre (Mull Historical Society). Set in the present day and in the 1860’s on a remote Scottish island (based on the isle of Mull) that is about to give up its secrets, it explores mythology and how it washes up against faith.

    Toy Plastic Chicken
    By Uma Nada-Rajah
    Tue 14 – Sat 18 May, 1pm; Fri 17 May, 7pm

    At Edinburgh Airport, a toy plastic chicken is suspected to be a bomb. A woman is screened for domestic radicalisation, while her interrogators decide to perform a violent and radical act of their own. Based on a true story, Toy Plastic Chicken is a violent comedic exploration of degradation and revolt.


    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


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