Oran Mor

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

“One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade”
THE SCOTSMAN

Top Table

You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of Craig and Michelle at the Oran Mor. Guests are asked to be in their seats at 1pm when they will be treated to speeches from the Best Man, Groom and Father of the Bride. We understand that the Stag and Hen nights were both lively and eventful affairs but all concerned have forgiven and forgotten and this should not affect your enjoyment of the wedding lunch.

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  1. Hugh Kelly said;

    20 May 2011, 8:42 pm

    It was with a little more trepadation than usual that I made my way up Byres Road this week, as I was introducing two English friends to Oran Mor’s famous Play, Pie and a Pint. Would they understand the West of Scotland humour once they mastered the accent?
    The second and third elements went down a treat, as they scoffed down the pie and quaffed the white wine with unusual Southern gusto. When the lights dimmed and the main event (for me) got underway the Top Table filled the stage in such a way that it became the stage itself. When the father of the bride and the best man took their places and faced the “guests” without bride, groom or bridesmaid it was evident that there had been a stramash off stage. Encouraged by frequent visits to his beerr glass, the father meandered through a family history, often going off message to fire barbed darts at various members of this dysfunctional family. It was becoming obvious that the hours old wedding was in trouble and great efforts were being made off stage to patch things up by the bridesmaid, Shilpa. At last when the father had exhausted his venom and most of the booze on the table, the best man, his son rose to his feet to give his take on the proceedings. Both speeches were long and wordy but delivered by two excellent actors with great passion and comic timing. Even the the F word, not usual at wedding speeches, was used to great effect and never did I feel like they were dragging out the script. When, mid speech, the bride arrived, she brought with her an air of pathos along with the best line in the play regarding her Hindu bridesmaid at their hen do. By this time the audience were almost twitching in their seats hoping for news of a happy ending to the big day but the groom didn’t appear and the bride gave us no hope of a reconcilliation. Rob Drummond sent us away smiling but also reflecting on, what seemed to be the underlying moral message, that, try as we might, perfection is beyond us and even the Royal Family fall short when it comes to marriage. The play ticked all the boxes for me and I would recomment it to anyone, even F—ing Jackie Bird.

  2. Amy Gilmartin said;

    24 May 2011, 12:07 pm

    Dear Craig and Michelle,

    Thank you so much for inviting me to your special day. I enjoyed the wedding pie. And everything and everyone looked beautiful.

    Don’t worry that it wasn’t perfect Michelle. Every bride wants a fairy tale wedding, but we all can’t be Kate.

    Weddings tend to bring out the worst in families.

    Like many weddings I have been to, I found the speeches a little long – but that tends to happen at weddings! I think your dad was a little high spirited (with the special day, and, well, the drink).

    All the best for your future.

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