Oran Mor

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

“arguably the best-value cultural event in the country”

Summer Panto: Goldilocks and the Glasgow Fair

*There will be two shows on Saturday 16th (1pm and 3pm), and on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd (also 1pm and 3pm).

Oran Mor is delighted to announce that A Play A Pie and A Pint is reviving that much loved tradition of yesteryear – the Summer Panto!

The script and songs are by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan and the all-star cast is Juliet Cadzow, Cora Bissett, John Kielty and Dave Anderson. Join them for a great family entertainment – suitable for broad-minded children of all ages.

We are on a Heritage Cruise going “Doon the Watter” aboard the Paddle Steamer Waverley. The year is 2011, but the organisers, “Big Society Arts” (a charitable organisation, slogan – “Coming down to your level”) want to take us back to the 1950s, or ‘40s or ‘30s. Depression? What Depression? Nonsense! They’re laying on this trip down Memory Lane, for free, for disadvantaged families.

Join Granny and the weans, Darren and Blondie as they head for Largs

to the strains of the Dixieland jazz band. Marvel at the Children’s Entertainer, whom we might suspect is just a wee bit drunk, and whose act is a tribute to the forgotten skills of the end-of-the-pier artiste. He is doing a “3 Bears” routine involving puppets, but, since he has only two hands and three puppets….. Will Granny drift off into a dream of her childhood doon the watter when the Clyde Coast was Benidorm in the rain? Meet Goldilocks, the three bears and a host of other Panto characters in that world where a Knickerbocker Glory at Nardini’s knocked Spanish Tapas into a Pokey Hat.

Latest comments

  1. Gerard Connolly said;

    06 July 2011, 4:15 pm

    The whole thing was absolute nonsense, in the age old tradition of a pantomime, winter or summer. The talented boys and girls on stage certainly enjoyed it and the audience cheered them on… Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes….. enough of that. The repeated use of the word “shite” lost its impact after the first time and Maggie Thatcher being rising from the undead was unimaginative.
    The enjoyment of the audience said it all, and the pie was good.

  2. Lynn Drennan said;

    15 July 2011, 2:46 pm

    We were still laughing half way up Great Western Road! A rip-roaring, audience participating hoot of a show that had holding our sides and wiping away the tears… The whole cast was great but the Uncle Archie and Teddy Bears characters were pure dead brilliant!!

  3. Hugh Boyd said;

    15 July 2011, 4:53 pm

    David MacLennan and Dave Anderson’s great script of Goldilocks and the Glasgow Fair inspired a multi-role-ing cast in a rollicking panto. Super stage designs let Heather Malcolm and Emma Sweeney turn the paddle steamer Waverley into a forest.
    Dave Anderson, on-board inebriated puppeteer, switched Granny’s, Juliet Cadzow, granddaughter into Cora Bissett’s feisty Goldilocks who met various human creepy crawlies in the woods. Gavin Wright was multi-brilliant.
    There was a whiff of nostalgia but not too Molly Weir!
    Our side sang loudest – Oh Yes we did.
    Hats off to the technical wizards at the back controlling the music and lights.

  4. Mal Cornass said;

    17 July 2011, 11:00 am

    This theatrical experience crosses somewhere between a traditional end of the pier show in the style of “Oh what a lovely war” with its primary colours and ensemble players and a good old fashioned Scottish Pantomime from the 50s or 60s. The content is far from old fashioned. It plays with your expectations and experience of pantomime. Written with great style, not a moment wasted and played with all the gusto and irreverence that makes a Scottish pantomime so different from an English one. Scottish pantomime stars from Harry Gordon to Gerard Kelly would have loved to have been in this show.

  5. Jason Park said;

    20 July 2011, 10:15 pm

    My aunt brought me to a play a pie and a pint or in my case a diet coke. I loved the set desgin and the amazing actors and it was only when i got home that i found out my Dad used to have a pint with Dave Anderson. The story of the play related to the young and old the atmoshpere was amazing. I had a giggle off stage beacuse there was a group of older women in front of us 5 of them had champagne with rasberrys in them but the oldest woman had a pint why not. But the side jokes were perfect and the accsents were bang on. But the best part for mee was the way the actors used old Glasgow toung. but dave anderson was great at acting drunk brill act 10 out of 10
    or 5 starts loved it

  6. Wim de Vos said;

    22 July 2011, 2:26 pm

    I was over from Holland for three days and saw the show with 3 friends of mine.
    We all had a great time especially the end song was great!!!!

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