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Spring/Summer 2019 Season Opens 11th Feb

Mon, 31 December, 2018 — Sun, 10 February, 2019

We’ll be back in early January with some very exciting news about our upcoming Spring/Summer season which opens on Feb 11th!

Tartuffe

Mon, 11 February, 2019 — Sat, 16 February, 2019

Liz Lochhead’s wonderful Scots translation and adaptation of Tartuffe, Moliere’s most famous comedy. It was written and first performed in 1664 at the fetes held at Versailles and was almost immediately censored by King Louis XIV. The story of an attempt, by an irreclaimable hypocrite, to destroy the domestic happiness of a citizen who, charmed […]

A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity

Mon, 18 February, 2019 — Sat, 23 February, 2019

Annabelle strikes up an unlikely relationship with her dead husband’s potty-mouthed employee, Jim. She begins to enter into Jim’s un-finishing school, liberating her own voice through vulgarity, Annabelle gets herself heard. Douglas Maxwell has been one of Scotland’s top playwrights since his debut in 2000.  His recent work includes The Whip Hand at The Traverse […]

Spuds

Mon, 25 February, 2019 — Sat, 02 March, 2019

When David MacGonigle’s wife dies, his perfect middle-class life collapses around him. But a freak occurrence, involving mouldy chips and Iron Brew, leads to his discovery of a new designer drug, Spuds. Soon he has built the ultimate criminal empire, but at what cost? A new musical comedy about grief, greed and grease. Andy McGregor is a […]

Coming Clean

Mon, 04 March, 2019 — Sat, 09 March, 2019

Barbara once willingly gave up her dead-end job to nurture the careers of husband Andy, now a police Superintendent, and son Gavin, a newly qualified surgeon. Homemaking is really her thing, with social events, art classes and church-based volunteering on the side. Perfection. Until, horribly, everything crashes. Alma Cullen began her writing career by writing […]

Ring Road

Mon, 11 March, 2019 — Sat, 16 March, 2019

Lisa is forty, and edging towards a midlife crisis. The world, she thinks, is judging her childless state. In a desperate bid to conform, she lures her brother-in-law, Stan, to a dingy hotel room in the middle of a ring road to carry out a plan. As the night unfolds she pushes every button she […]

The Scurvy Ridden Whale Men

Mon, 18 March, 2019 — Sat, 23 March, 2019

The bitter winter of 1836 brings death, disease and destruction to the British whaling fleet locked into the Arctic ice. Captain Reid and Peter are sole survivors of the tragic Viewforth. They recuperate in Mrs Humphrey’s house, a temporary hospital in Stromness, Orkney. In this darkly comic tale of Mother Nature’s cruelty is there still […]

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window

Mon, 25 March, 2019 — Sat, 30 March, 2019

The “Comedian’s Comedian” Chic Murray passed away in Edinburgh on the night of the 29th of January, 1985. In a career that had taken him from an engineer’s apprenticeship in Kincaid’s Shipyard, Greenock, to the top of the bill at The London Palladium, Chic was a complete one-off. On what is his last day on […]

Aye, Elvis

Mon, 01 April, 2019 — Sat, 06 April, 2019

“So every dream that I’ve dreamed has come true a hundred times…” (Elvis) Joan is an amateur Elvis impersonator with big dreams. And she’s got the outfit. With the regional heat of Ultimate Elvis coming soon, Joan knows there’s work to do. But Joan has The King inside – and The King always wins. Will […]

Lion Lion

Mon, 08 April, 2019 — Sat, 13 April, 2019

George & Joy Adamson, like many others before and since, loved the animal kingdom as much, probably more, than their fellow humans. They camped for years – decades – in areas where humans were few, but dangerous wildlife teemed around them. With no mobiles, or skype, to relieve isolation, how did they react to the […]

The Mack

Mon, 15 April, 2019 — Sat, 20 April, 2019

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, tearing just-healed scars wide apart once more. Should we save The Mack or just let it go? Are there really things “more precious more […]

Casablanca

Mon, 22 April, 2019 — Sat, 27 April, 2019

Originating as part of the 2010 PPP Classic cuts season, writer Morag asked David MacLennan if she could take a film as her inspiration rather than a book or a play. On hearing the film was Casablanca, David responded with an enthusiastic “Write it!”. Gavin Mitchell will be returning to play Rick Blaine “Mitchell is simply […]

The Origins of Ivor Punch

Mon, 29 April, 2019 — Sat, 04 May, 2019

The Origins of Ivor Punch is a play 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), it is about mythology […]

Toy Plastic Chicken

Mon, 06 May, 2019 — Sat, 11 May, 2019

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 violent and radical act of their own.  Based on a true story, Toy Plastic Chicken is a blackly comedic exploration of degradation and revolt. Uma Nada-Rajah is a playwright and nurse based in Kirknewton, Scotland. She […]

Jocky Wilson Said

Mon, 13 May, 2019 — Sat, 18 May, 2019

It’s 1979 and rising Scottish darts star Jocky Wilson has travelled to America to play a series of exhibition matches. When he misses his ride to the next event however, Jocky finds himself alone and on the road. All the diminutive Fifer really wants is to get back home but there’s a long and challenging […]

Cool Dads

Mon, 20 May, 2019 — Sat, 25 May, 2019

Saturday morning. First round, Under 14’s Scottish Cup. Angie, Danny and Graham take up their regular positions on the touchline to cheer on their boys. Will Mosspark pull off a miracle and beat the Kings of Rosshill? More importantly will their friendships survive to the final whistle? A story about school football, parenting and impossible […]

Tir Na Nog

Mon, 27 May, 2019 — Sat, 01 June, 2019

Tir na nOg is “The Land Of The Young” in Celtic Mythology, where, if you’re heroic, or lucky enough, you go never to grow old.  If you want to read the stories, there’s hunners…. In the modern world, where everyone seems to be searching for Eternal Youth, our Poet goes looking for…she doesn’t know what. Expect Tall […]

What the Animals Say

Mon, 03 June, 2019 — Sat, 08 June, 2019

The waiting room for the Stranraer to Belfast ferry. Two old schoolfriends bump into each other. Jimmy Culver is an out of work actor on his way to the biggest audition of his life. Eddie Harrison is the captain of Celtic and one of the world’s most famous and controversial footballers. What happens next will […]

Ida Tamson

Mon, 10 June, 2019 — Sat, 15 June, 2019

If they gave them out for brave service during the Drug Wars Ida Tamson would have a Victoria Cross. Her daughter died of an OD and Ida is raising her kids but one boy’s daddy is The Flesher and the Flesher wants the boy back because he is leaving for Cyprus. Can Ida convince him to leave without the boy?  who should she trust […]

Dusty Won’t Play

Mon, 17 June, 2019 — Sat, 22 June, 2019

It’s 1964 and Dusty Springfield is at the height of her fame, scoring hits in the UK, US and around the world. On a tour of South Africa she refuses to play to segregated audiences and finds herself demonised and threatened by South Africa’s security police and jeered at back home in England for her […]

Last Ferry To Dunoon

Mon, 24 June, 2019 — Sat, 29 June, 2019

Three characters sitting in a glass shelter on the pier during a blustery gale; waiting… each of them has a story to tell about each of the seaside towns on the Clyde coast that the ferries plied on their legendary summer trips, (doon the watter) heaving with city and town holiday day trippers; Milport, Wemyss […]