The Sweetest Growl

Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Oran Mor. Presented by the Traverse Theatre By Claire Nicol
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In the 1950’s, Gorbals-born Mary McGowan was the sensational singer with cult Scottish jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers.

She was reckoned by Louis Armstrong to have one of the best voices in the business. However, at the height of her fame, she gave it all up to become a Glasgow housewife. But did she have any regrets?

Ticket includes:

  • A play, a pie and a pint of beer/125ml glass of house wine or a regular glass of soft drink, orange juice, filter coffee or tea.
  • A vibrant mix of themes, characters and stories.
  • Lunchtime and evening performances.
  • Easily digestible 50-min play packages.

Explore the full season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse.

Image: Leslie Black


  • WriterClaire Nicol
  • DirectorLesley Hart
  • Musical DirectorJames Dunsmore
  • DesignersJonathan Scott & Gemma Patchett
  • Sound DesignerAndy Cowan
  • Lighting DesignersRoss Kirkland & Chris Reilly
  • CastElaine C Smith, Hilary Lyon, George Drennan

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