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A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

About A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór
Presented by the Traverse Theatre

Jack
27th Feb - 2nd Mar
It's Christmas Day. Our protagonist is presented with a puppy from his boyfriend and he’s fuming. He never wanted this but how can you say no to a puppy?

Slowly but surely the newly christened "Jack" wears down his resistance, until a tragic event sends him spiralling on a path of self-destruction with booze, hook-ups, and the Virgin Mary.

JACK is a dark comic monologue that explores the struggles of navigating a life of love, loss and finding hope. All with the help of man's best friend.

Bread & Breakfast
5th to 9th March
A B&B in the Highlands has an ordinary day turned upside down when a visitor chokes on his morning toast, in this eventful and farcical play.

Irene wants to retire.
Jo wants to go home.
Kev is nowhere to be seen.

And that is the staff of Nessie's Lodge...a Bed & Breakfast in the Highlands that is badly rated, poorly managed, and lacking in a warm welcome. But a normal day soon becomes chaotic when a gentleman chokes on his toast at breakfast.

As things start to go wrong for Irene and Jo, unexpected guests begin to arrive and tangle things further. Will either of them get to leave this place behind and rid themselves of its chaos?

Starving
12th to 16th March
It's 1972 and Wendy Wood is on the fifth day of her hunger strike.

As the hunger pains and hallucinations kick in, her world collides with that of insecure Freya in 2021, who is starving for something to believe in.

The two drink, dance and debate the question of how to find your freedom…fight or flight?

Starving is a fiercely funny drama about writing your own legend, inspired by the life of Scottish activist Wendy Wood.

Pushin' Thirty
19th to 23rd March
Scott and Eilidh had huge dreams when they won their high school talent show with an original song.

Now, they're both approaching thirty, neither of their lives are going anywhere, and they haven't spoken to each other in over ten years.

Scott finds himself on a bus back to his hometown of Dundee after the whole London thing fell apart where he finds Eilidh serving pies in the local bakery. He sees an opportunity to rescue Eilidh and get the band back together for one last shot at "making it".

Only it's not Eilidh that needs saving…

Pushin’ Thirty is a new comedy about two former best friends in Dundee who are reunited after a chance encounter, with original songs by Dundee-based company Elfie Picket.

Hotdog
26th to 30th March
Alone, dressed as a sausage in a bun and armed with only a bottle of lemonade, Hotdog is determined to be the life of the party.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

Hotdog explores the aftermath of a traumatic event and how it feels to lose yourself when you thought you were only just beginning.

The Scaff
2nd to 6th April
Liam plays football at school with a close-knit group of lads who decide to enact revenge when they find out that he has been called the worst thing ever – a ‘Scaff’.

When the scheme fails and ends up severely injuring the star striker, the consequences rip apart not only the boys’ friendship but the entire school.

With a cup final looming, Liam must find a way to bring everyone back together for the win.

The Scaff is an epic and nostalgic comedy about a group of misfits who plot the worst football tackle of all time.




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