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A massive thank you to every one of our customers who kindly donated to our Spirit Aid collection during Òran Mór’s 2017 Christmas Panto Cinderella 2: I Married A Numpty.  

Together you raised a whopping £8,412!

You really are a very generous audience, oh yes you are!

Spirit Aid is a humanitarian relief organisation dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and young people whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty, lack of opportunity or humanitarian crisis. Based in Glasgow, Spirit Aid were founded in 2001 by head of operations David Hayman, working across the world to reach children in need. They currently currently have operations running in Scotland, Palestine, Afghanistan and Malawi.

To find out more about Spirit Aid’s humanitarian work please see spiritaid.org

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Welcome to our Spring 2018 season of A Play, A Pie and Pint at Òran Mór!

‘A Play, A Pie & A Pint has LAUNCHED CAREERS, staged 40 new plays a year and CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE of Scottish theatre.’ The Guardian

Welcome to our Spring season – packed with exciting new work from the best writing talent across Scotland. The 16 world premieres explore such wide ranging subjects as arranged marriages, surprising funeral arrangements and the hidden tensions of a wedding choreographer.

A sparkling array of comedy dramas delve into mid-life dating, love in the out-patients, and the trials of a female Elvis impersonator along with fascinating stories from the lives of Chic Murray, Lulu, McGonagall and Mohammad Ali – did he really come to Paisley in 1965?

‘One of the most MAGICAL THEATRE initiatives of the decade’. The Scotsman

Spring 2018 Season

Feb 12th – 17th
IT’S BEHIND YOU!
by Alan McHugh

Feb 19th – 24th
PARTY POLITICS
by Lorna Martin

Feb 26th – Mar 3rd
AYE, ELVIS
by Morna Young

Mar 5th – 10th
RISHTA
by Taqi Nazeer

Mar 12th – 17th
THE GREATEST
by Alan Muir

Mar 19th – 24th
FOR THE LOVE OF CHEKOV (THE DATING GAME)
by A. S. Robertson

Mar 26th – 31st
MCGONAGALL’S CHRONICLES
by Gary McNair

Apr 2nd – 7th
RACHEL’S COUSIN
by Ann Marie Di Mambro

Apr 9th – 14th
MARGARET SAVES SCOTLAND
by Val McDermid

Apr 16th – 21st
EULOGY
by Rob Drummond

Apr 23rd – 28th
BUBBLEWRAP
by Hilary Lyon

Apr 30th – May 5th
WHERE’S LULU
By Danny McCahon

May 7th – 12th
HOT WATER
by Steven Dick

May 14th – 19th
CHIC MURRAY: A FUNNY PLACE FOR A WINDOW
by Stuart Hepburn

May 21st – 26th
THE FIRST DANCE
by Martin McCormick

May 28th – Jun 2nd
THE VAMPIRE CLINIC
by Peter McDougall

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Treat the theatre-lover in your life this Christmas with our brand new A Play, A Pie and A Pint Gift Vouchers!

Our upcoming Spring 2018 season includes plays by the cream of Scottish writing talent – an exciting combination of award winners and emergent voices. They all have one thing in common – great story telling crafted into the space of a lunch hour. And with a new play opening each week, you can let your loved ones choose for themselves and give the gift of theatre this Christmas!

Gift Voucher Details

Gift vouchers are priced £15, are available to purchase from the bar at Òran Mór and can be redeemed against any performance in our upcoming Spring 2018 season.

Please contact us in advance to guarantee entry to your chosen performance – by phone on 0141 357 6208 or by e-mail playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk and quote your gift voucher number. Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase.

See our What’s On page to view our upcoming theatre programme at A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

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All Panto performances have now sold out.

Cast: Dave Anderson, John Kielty, Joanne McGuinness and Clare Waugh.  

So she married Prince Kelvie, a G-Twelvie, (aka Prince Charming) but what happened once the ball was over? Turns out hubby was a mammy’s boy and life at the Palace was pure murder.

With heart throb Buttheid in tow, Cinders makes her escape – much to the chagrin of oor dame, Auntie Etta, who is thrown out of her grace and favour but ‘n’ ben in Bearsden.

Meanwhile the remaining Ugly Sister, wan-tooth Winnie, has had a makeover and plans her long awaited vengeance… but will she be a match for the new super-powered Cinders?

For an hour of sublime seasonal silliness, non-pc pantomonium, sassy songs and badass buffonery – book now before it’s sellt oot!

TICKET INFORMATION

Please note that ALL tickets for the Òran Mór Christmas Panto will be available in advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply)*

 

Performances | 27th Nov - 30th Dec | Mondays - Saturdays
Date (Nov – Dec 2017)Doors OpenShow TimeTicket Price
Mon 27th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 28th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 29th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 30th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 1st Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 2nd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 4th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 5th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 6th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 7th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 8th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 9th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 11th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 12th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 13th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 14th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 15th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 16th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 18th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 19th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 20th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 21st Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 22nd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 23rd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 27th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 28th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 29th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 30th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15

Doors open at 11am for 12pm shows, at 12pm for 1pm shows and at 1.30pm for 2pm shows.

* If Òran Mór Christmas Panto tickets have SOLD OUT on Ticketweb, there will be NO tickets available at Òran Mór on the day of the performance. There will ONLY be tickets available on the door on the day if a show has NOT sold out in advance via Ticketweb.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Panto is aimed towards adults and does contain some strong language and adult themes, this show is recommended for ages 16 and over.

To see all plays in our Autumn/Winter 2017 programme please view our What’s On pages

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We have released tickets for an additional Panto performance due to phenomenal demand!

Tickets are now on sale for an additional performance on Wednesday 27th December at 3pm

Buy now via TicketWeb or call 08444 771 000 

Cast: Dave Anderson, John Kielty, Joanne McGuinness and Clare Waugh.  

So she married Prince Kelvie, a G-Twelvie, (aka Prince Charming) but what happened once the ball was over? Turns out hubby was a mammy’s boy and life at the Palace was pure murder.

With heart throb Buttheid in tow, Cinders makes her escape – much to the chagrin of oor dame, Auntie Etta, who is thrown out of her grace and favour but ‘n’ ben in Bearsden.

Meanwhile the remaining Ugly Sister, wan-tooth Winnie, has had a makeover and plans her long awaited vengeance… but will she be a match for the new super-powered Cinders?

For an hour of sublime seasonal silliness, non-pc pantomonium, sassy songs and badass buffonery – book now before it’s sellt oot!

TICKET INFORMATION

Please note that ALL tickets for the Òran Mór Christmas Panto will be available in advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply)*

Performances | 27th Nov - 30th Dec | Mondays - Saturdays
Date (Nov – Dec 2017)Doors OpenShow TimeTicket Price
Mon 27th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 28th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 29th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 30th Nov12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 1st Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 2nd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 4th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 5th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 6th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 7th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 8th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 9th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 11th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 12th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 13th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 14th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 15th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 16th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Mon 18th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Tue 19th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 20th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Thu 21st Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 22nd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 23rd Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Wed 27th Dec12pm / 2.30pm1pm / 3pm (NEW DATE ADDED)£15
Thu 28th Dec12pm1pm (SOLD OUT)£15
Fri 29th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15
Sat 30th Dec11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm (BOTH SOLD OUT)£15

Doors open at 11am for 12pm shows, at 12pm for 1pm shows and at 1.30pm for 2pm shows.

* If Òran Mór Christmas Panto tickets have SOLD OUT on Ticketweb, there will be NO tickets available at Òran Mór on the day of the performance. There will ONLY be tickets available on the door on the day if a show has NOT sold out in advance via Ticketweb.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Panto is aimed towards adults and does contain some strong language and adult themes, this show is recommended for ages 16 and over.

To see all plays in our Autumn/Winter 2017 programme please view our What’s On pages

What's On

Welcome to our Autumn 2017 season of A Play, A Pie and Pint at Òran Mór!

Our autumn season includes plays by the cream of Scottish writing talent – an exciting combination of award winners and emergent voices. They all have one thing in common – great story telling crafted into the space of a lunch hour, for your entertainment.

That’s 14 world premieres with subjects as diverse as – estranged friends, drug smuggling, fear of flying, and Macbeth’s witches. We explore darkly comic menace in a lodging house, on the late night sleeper and in an all night gym; present a rollicking satirical cabaret and delve into the fascinating lives of film stars Burton and Taylor.

Then to cheer you over the chilly December nights we will be bringing you our Christmas panto… ‘Cinderella 2: I Married A Numpty’. More information on our Panto coming soon, keep an eye on the website playpiepint.com

We look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to Òran Mór, the friendliest pub theatre in the country. We value your tremendous support and hope we’ll continue to engage you with the very best of new Scottish theatre.

Autumn 2017 Season

Aug 28th – Sep 2nd
THE EMPTY CHARCOAL BOX
by Stuart Hepburn

Sept 4th – 9th
LATE SLEEPER
by Simon Macallum

Sept 11th – 16th
THE WITCHES OF WEST FIFE
by Jane Livingstone

Sept 18th – 23rd
DISTURBED
by Ian Cowell

Sept 25th – 30th
PLEADING
by Rob Drummond

Oct 2nd – 7th
LOVE AND DEATH IN GOVAN AND HYNDLAND
by Ian Pattison

Oct 9th – 14th
HYSTERIA!
by A J Taudevin

Oct 16th – 21st
FROM THE AIR
by Anita Vettesse

Oct 23rd – 28th
#71
by Karen Dunbar

Oct 30th – 4th Nov
THE BURTON TAYLOR AFFAIR
by Steven Elliot

Nov 6th – 11th
MEAT MARKET
by Chris Grady

Nov 13th – 18th
KIND STRANGER
by Matthew McVarish

Nov 20th – 25th
THE WEIR SISTERS
by Lynn Ferguson

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Autumn 2017 season opening Monday 28th August, full programme details coming soon.

Our autumn season includes plays by the cream of Scottish writing talent – an exciting combination of award winners and emergent voices. They all have one thing in common – great story telling crafted into the space of a lunch hour, for your entertainment.

That’s 14 world premieres with subjects as diverse as – estranged friends, drug smuggling, fear of flying, and Macbeth’s witches. We explore darkly comic menace in a lodging house, on the late night sleeper and in an all night gym; present a rollicking satirical cabaret and delve into the fascinating lives of film stars Burton and Taylor.

Then to cheer you over the chilly December nights we will be bringing you our Christmas panto… ‘Cinderella 2: I Married A Numpty’. More information on our Panto coming soon, keep an eye on the website…

We look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to Òran Mór, the friendliest pub theatre in the country. We value your tremendous support and hope we’ll continue to engage you with the very best of new Scottish theatre.

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We are delighted to bring you two wonderful theatre shows this summer at Òran Mór:

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut by Morag Fullarton & Butterfly Kiss (including The Day I Found the Blues) by Dave Anderson

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut by Morag Fullarton (July 7th – 9th, 13th – 16th & 19th – 23rd)

‘Casablanca, the Gin Joint Cut’ returns to Òran Mór after delighting audiences from London to Paris to Barbados (not to forget Dunoon) and garnering rave reviews along the way.

A lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time, Morag Fullarton’s fast paced distillation will have you raise a Bogart style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise. Set in French Morocco, 1941, a hotbed of corruption, teeming with Nazis and  refugees desperate to flee war torn Europe, Casablanca interweaves a tale of wartime conflict with political and romantic intrigue.

With original “superb multi-tasking” cast of Gavin Mitchell, Jimmy Chisholm, Clare Waugh.. and a little extra to get you in the mood – we start the evening with Jerry Burns performing songs from the 1940’s movies.

Reviews:

“.. DAZZLING..HILARIOUS… pure theatre magic” The Scotsman.

“Succeeds in evoking the thrilling plot of the original movie while allowing dazzling bursts of humour… superb.” The Herald

“Simply brilliant.. first class entertainment” Paris TV 24

“ A pitch perfect production.. you’ll want to play it again” London Times

Performances & Tickets

  • 22nd July 2017 7:00 pm
  • 23rd July 2017 4:00 pm

Tickets (£15) are available to purchase behind the bar in Òran Mór, or via TicketWeb 08444 771 000


Butterfly Kiss (including The Day I Found the Blues) by Dave Anderson (August 24th – 27th, 30th – 31st & Sep 1st – 3rd)

with special guest blues harmonica legend Fraser Spiers!

An Old Guy visits a “Seaside Museum” on his bus pass, where he finds a Punch & Judy stall. When no-one is looking, he peeks in, and finds himself in the year 1960. He’s 15 years old, and holidaying on the coast of the West of Scotland.

It’s a world of rock’n’roll, “teenagers”, burgeoning consumerism, rampant hormones, lazy daytimes gazing into rock pools, love of all things American, and A Girl.

Not The Girl he’s left behind and whom he’s afraid of losing to an Older Man (17 years-old). No. An altogether more exotic creature. The one who introduces him to the Butterfly Kiss.

Dwight Eisenhower is President of the United States. Elvis releases “It’s Now or Never”

A message in a bottle is washed up on the beach. People have jobs, making things. There’s only one TV channel, to which only some people have access.

Reviews:

The richness of the show is in the songs, some of which are magnificent
The Scotsman

Enjoyable and entertaining seaside postcard snapshot of past times and young love
The Herald

The show as a whole is extraordinarily moving and powerful; perhaps because it combines a timeless and absolutely heartfelt yearning for a lost moment of youth with a true sense of the political landscape in which this particular sixtysomething life has unfolded, and a deep sense of loss that goes beyond the individual to a whole society, and the ominous future of the earth itself
The Scotsman

Performances & Tickets

Tickets (£15) are available to purchase behind the bar in Òran Mór, or via TicketWeb 08444 771 000

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Descent by Linda Duncan McLaughlin

A play about love. And dementia. But mostly about love.

Touring Scotland 29 April – 20 May 2017

Nominated for Best New Play, CATS (Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland) 2016

“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”

Rob and Cathy are successful fifty-something professionals, looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over all three is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores their battle to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early-onset dementia.

Descent doesn’t flinch from the despair and the heartbreak they face – but it also celebrates the courage, the hope and the humanity they bring to the fight, and how the determined love they have for each other can help them to survive even this darkest of challenges.

The play had a highly-successful first production at Òran Mór and The Traverse, and was nominated for two CATS awards (Best New Play and Best Male Actor).

This production (in partnership with Beacon Arts Centre) will tour in Spring 2017 to major cities, rural towns and village venues throughout Scotland.

Director: Allie Butler
Composer: Pauline Morgan
Set Design: Alice Gooden
Lighting Design: Laura Hawkins
Performed by: Fiona MacNeil, Greg Powrie and Wendy Seager

For more information and the full tour schedule please visit www.descenttheplay.com

 

Previous Productions


Descent was previously produced as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor, Glasgow and The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in October 2015. The play was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, receiving four- and five-star reviews throughout its run. It was nominated for two CATS (Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland) in 2016, for Best New Play and Best Male Actor. It was directed by Allie Butler, and performed by Barrie Hunter, Wendy Seager and Fiona MacNeil.

 

 

 

 

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Mini Musicals Season at A Play, A Pie and A Pint – 29th May – 1st July 2017

A Play, A Pie and A Pint is delighted to return this year with another season of Mini Musicals.

This year we bring you another superb summertime treat –

4 SPARKLING NEW MUSICALS AND A STUNNING OPERA.

Star crossed lovers hope for a happy ending in Dave Anderson’s ‘I Love You in Danish’, while a sassy Scottish lassie gives the writers of ‘Brigadoon’ an unexpected lesson in Scottish history.. (Brigadoom).

Love does not, alas, conquer all as our heroine discovers on the remote Scottish isle of Munst (Wee Free! The Musical) while Spuds nods to Breaking Bad as a freak occurance results in hero MacGonigle building the ultimate criminal empire.

Our grand finale is Tosca: a trio of international opera stars perform the thrilling music from Puccini’s well loved opera, while a Henchman steps out of the shadows to tell a deadly tale of lust and murder.

Our musical season sold out super fast last year – so book now!

29th May – 3rd June
I Love You, In Danish (Jeg Elsker Dig)
By Dave Anderson

The world sometimes seems like a fairground: loud, colourful and confusing.
Boy meets girl, girl meets boy in this perplexing world. He’s a footballer, she’s a brain-box. Across the sea, there’s a dangerous idiot being listened to.
It feels as if the ground they stand on is shifting. Will they fall in love? What do you think? Music all the way with Dave Anderson’s new show.

5th – 10th June
Brigadoom
By Tony Cox

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick ‘Fritz’ Loewe – neither of whom has ever been to Scotland – have just put the finishing touches to their musical ‘Brigadoon’.

Now they are holding auditions for the leading role of Fiona and find out from one of the young hopefuls that there are some glaring historical errors in the script. This leads to a clash, a brief love affair and a rousing sing-song finale.

And some very nice tunes along the way.

12th – 17th June
WEE FREE! The Musical
By Brooks & King

1984. Morna escapes the city to teach music on the remote Isle of Munst. When she accidentally marries a pillar of the community, she finds herself at odds with the quirks of The Kirk and the strange ways of the locals. Can a New Romantic survive on an island ruled by The Old Testament?

19th – 24th June
Spuds
By Andy McGregor

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.

26th June – 1st July
TOSCA : The Henchman’s Tale
Music by Giacomo Puccini | Script by Alexander Tarbet

It’s opera, Giacomo, but not as we know it. All the way from the Met, Covent Garden and Milan to Oran Mor, a trio of international opera stars will perform the most thrilling music from Puccini’s most well-loved opera. Meanwhile, the Henchman steps out of the shadows to give us his fly-on-the-wall take on this tale of a deadly spiral of true love, sadistic lust and murder. All the dirty work for Rome’s top secret policeman, an arrogant demagogue and sexual predator, is carried out by the Henchman…so he knows where all the bodies are hidden and who has the negatives.

Alexander Tarbet, author of international best-selling Amsterdam based detective novel, ‘Mokum’, has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam, and San Francisco.


Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketweb.co.uk, 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply) or from the Òran Mór box office on the day of the performance. The box office is located just inside the main front entrance on Byres Road and opens at 12noon (Monday at 12.30pm.) Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday £12.50, Wednesday £10, Saturday £14
Ticket price includes a drink (beer, wine, soft drink) plus a meat pie or vegetarian quiche.

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Welcome to our Spring 2017 season of A Play, A Pie and Pint at Òran Mór!

We are delighted to bring you another exciting programme of plays from a fantastic line up of new and established writers.

This season our writers have explored such diverse subjects as Jocky Wilson – the world champion darts player, John Wilkes Booth – the actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, and Jabez Wolffe – the Glaswegian man who attempted to swim the channel 21 times! We delve into murder, dominatrices, the tragi-comedy of diminishing health, bad neighbours, love and loss during the war and an exiled King living in genteel poverty in Partick.

We kick off with ‘Dusty Won’t Play’, a wonderful new piece dramatising Dusty Springfiled’s visit to apartheid South Africa in 1964.

And watch out for another season of Mini Musicals in June!

We look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to Òran Mór, the friendliest pub theatre in the country. We value your tremendous support and hope we’ll continue to engage you with the very best of new Scottish theatre.

CHECK OUT THE WHAT’S ON SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE PLAYS…

Spring 2017 Season

Feb 6th – 11th
DUSTY WON’T PLAY
By Annie Caulfield

Feb 13th – 18th
DIRT UNDER THE CARPET
By Rona Munro

Feb 20th – 25th
AN TANGO MU DHEIREADH AM PARTAIG /
LAST TANGO IN PARTICK
By Alison Lang

Feb 27th – Mar 4th
WORLD DOMINATION
By Lesley Hart

Mar 6th – 11th
THE BEACHES OF ST VALERY
By Stuart Hepburn

Mar 13th – 18th
GAP YEARS
By Gavin Smith

Mar 20th – 25th
JOCKY WILSON SAID
By Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney

Mar 27th – Apr 1st
DING-DONG (A Bit of a Farce)
By Hilary Lyon

Apr 3rd – 8th
CHANNELING JABEZ
By Giles Croft

Apr 10th – 15th
HIS FINAL BOW
By Peter Arnott

Apr 17th – 22nd
VOICES IN HER EAR
By David Cosgrove

Apr 24th – 29th
SAFE PLACE
By Clara Glynn

May 1st – 6th
CONFESSIONAL
By David Weir

May 8th – 13th
BEG BORROW STEAL
By Anita Alexander Rae
(The David MacLennan Award winner)

May 15th – 20th
BUT THAT WAS THEN
By Peter McDougall

May 22nd – 27th
SMALL WORLD
By Sean Hardie

 

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Òran Mór Burns Supper 2017 hosted by Iain Robertson

Join us at Òran Mór on Saturday 21st January to celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s national Bard, Robert Burns and enjoy a traditional Scottish celebration complete with Piper, Haggis & Champit Tatties and a Toast to the Lassies!

Upon arrival guests will be piped through Òran Mór’s Bell Tower Entrance where a welcome dram awaits.

A traditional three course Scottish Menu shall then be served in the stunning Auditorium where the evening’s entertainment shall include performances by Dave Anderson, Frances Thorburn and friends.

MENU

Cock-a-leekie Soup
Vegetarian version available (v)
*
Haggis wi Bashit Neeps an’ Champit Tatties
Vegetarian Haggis available (v)
*
Raspberry Cranachan wi Homemade Shortbread

Please advise the Events Team of any special dietary requirements in advance

Tickets are priced £42.50 and include a welcome dram of whisky, three course dinner and entertainment.

The evening begins at 7pm and dinner shall be served at 8pm.

For more information or to make a booking please contact the Events Team on 0141 357 6214 or e-mail info@oran-mor.co.uk

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s Christmas Panto will be THE PRINCESS AND THE PIE.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW available from www.ticketweb.co.uk | 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply).

Please note that ALL tickets for this years panto will be available in advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk or by calling ticketweb on 08444 771 000.

If the tickets have SOLD OUT on ticketweb, there will be NO tickets available at Òran Mór on the day of the performance. There will ONLY be tickets available on the door on the day if a show has NOT sold out in advance via ticketweb.

Òran Mór’s

CHRISTMAS PANTO 2016 

The Princess and the Pie

Written by Morag Fullarton

Mondays – Saturdays | 28th Nov – 23rd Dec 

When Queen Jockina McTatty of Scone emerges from obscurity to find a bride for her son and heir, Prince Angus, the whole of Weegie Land is in thrown into a frenzy. Only a real Princess will do, but how to sort out the Royal from the Chavs?  The ‘Pie Test’ of course! Only a true Royal can identify the secret ingredient. Which is fine, until Prince Angus falls for a Commoner… and Queen Jockina gets the hots for Baron Upper Crustia… aka ‘On-the Make Max

Òran Mór’s annual Christmas Panto for grown-up children has become a not to miss Festive Season comedy treat. Boo, cheer and sing-along, Oh, yes you will!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EVENT PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DATES/TIMES AND TICKETS

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SPECIAL OFFER at Òran Mór’s sister hotel THE ALFRED

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Got your tickets for the famous Christmas Panto at Òran Mór?? Oh yes you have…

Why not make a night of it and stay at The Alfred Hotel? Only a short walk away from Òran Mór where you can enjoy a festive tipple and not worry about how you are getting home!

Contact the hotel directly quoting PANTO2016 for our special festive offers! 

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We ran a competition last season to win one of three Autumn/Winter Season tickets. Congratulations to the winners Dorothy Hooper, Clare Nicol and Ron Grant.

Come along to A Play, A Pie and A Pint regularly? Season tickets cost only £120 to see all 13 plays in the season. Season tickets can be purchased from the box office at Oran Mor.

The Autumn Season opens on Monday 29th August, running up until December. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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We are delighted to announce our 25th season of PPP at Òran Mór.  The continued appetite for new plays from our audience, from the writers, actors and creative team is a wonder to behold and a testament to the enduring appeal of live theatre.  The Òran Mór pub offers a unique experience for theatre goers and we hope to continue this now legendary tradition with a line up of fantastic new work.

This season we are offering an exciting variety of plays from new and established writers covering a wide range of genre from comedy and biography to fantasy and political satire plus a brand new Chekov adaptation. Our writers have tackled subjects including Dolly Sinatra (Frank’s maw), Syd Barrett (of Pink Floyd), a new take on Dr Johnson in the Western Isles, as well as contemporary issues of loneliness and mental health. We are also reviving a fine play from our very first season, On the Sidelines, as a tribute to the late Willie McIlvanney who died last year.

The popularity of the PPP formula continues to spread and this season we are working with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and Sherman Cymru theatre in Wales.

We hope to continue to be – “ A magnificent and completely unexpected explosion of freewheeling theatrical creativity in Scotland” (Critics Awards Theatre Scotland) and look forward to welcoming you into the friendliest pub  in the country for some reasonably priced theatre, a pie and a pint, whether it be your first time in the venue or an old friend returning for more.

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 Programme

Aug 29th – Sept 3rd
THE REAL MRS SINATRA
By Clive King

Sept 5th – 10th
BEHIND THE BARRIER
By Muriel Gray

Sept 12th – 17th
THE LETTER
By Stuart Paterson

Sept 19th – 24th
MISS VEITCH’S ROSES
By Jane Livingstone

Sept 26th – Oct 1st
BREAKING THE ICE
By Kieran Lynn

Oct 3rd – 8th
MISCHIEF
By Ellie Stewart

Oct 10th – 15th
WALKING ON WALLS
By Morna Pearson

Oct 17th – 22nd
ONE THINKS OF IT ALL AS A DREAM
By Alan Bissett

Oct 24th – 29th
DR JOHNSON GOES TO SCOTLAND

By James Runcie

Oct 31st – Nov 5th
SNOUT
By Kelly Jones

Nov 7th – 12th
HAMELDAEME
By Damian Mullen

Nov 14th – 19th
ON THE SIDELINES
By William McIlvanney

Nov 21st – 26th
MOVING PICTURES
By Philip Differ

 

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Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

The sell out hit of last years Edinbugh Festival returns home to Oran Mor festooned with 5 star reviews for 12 evening performances in July!

The story and songs of Doris Day and Dolly Parton and many more from the makers of “A Bottle of Wine & Patsy Cline”.

Tickets £20.00 are available to purchase from the bar at Òran Mór, over the phone on 08444 771 000 or online through TicketWeb

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July

Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July

 

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Mini Musicals Season at A Play, A Pie and A Pint

June – July 2016

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JUST ANNOUNCED… Father and son team Dave Anderson and Davey Anderson will be playing together in The Day I Found the Blues, along with top musician and harmonica player Fraser Speirs. Angela Darcy (Janis Joplin: Full Tilt) will team up with Jimmy Chisholm, Harry Ward and George Drennan in Mack the Knife by Morag Fullarton. Third up is our big success from earlier this year, the fantastic FRANCES & ETHEL, back by popular demand. The fabulous Frances Thorburn reprises her role as Judy Garland alongside John Kielty and Alison Peebles. And in our final show of the season, Paul James Corrigan (River City | Gary: Tank Commander) joins Kara Swinney and Darren Brownlie for Vinyl Idol. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint is delighted to announce an exciting new treat for audiences this summer.

A sparkling season of Mini-Musicals specially written to delight all lunchtime theatre goers.

Come along and experience the birth of the blues, be whisked back to Berlin in the 1920’s, have your heart melted by Judy Garland and be thrilled by a darkly funny tale of pop  history’s vintage dreamboats.

P.S… Long time friend Dave Anderson’s ‘The Day I Found the Blues’ will mark our 400th play!   Come and join in the celebratory atmosphere at the Òran Mór!

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Jun 6th – 11th
THE DAY I FOUND THE BLUES
By Dave Anderson

Jun 13th – 18th
MACK THE KNIFE
By Morag Fullarton

Jun 20th – 25th
FRANCES & ETHEL
By David Cosgrove

Jun 27th – Jul 2nd
VINYL IDOL
By Debbie Hannan & Andy McGregor

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Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre is delighted to announce that Morag Fullarton and April Chamberlain will jointly be taking up the position of Artistic Director of Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre on a twelve-month contract from the start of April 2016. Both Morag and April have a combined wealth of experience working in Scottish Theatre and television and a long association with A Play, A Pie and A Pint and Oran Mor. Morag had a major success with ‘Casablanca, the Lunchtime Cut’, which went on to, tour the UK and play in Paris. Most recently she adapted and directed “Sunset Boulevard’ for a Play, a Pie, and a Pint and wrote and directed ‘Doris and Dolly’ for Oran Mor both of which received wide popular and critical acclaim. April has a long and distinguished career as Producer in Theatre and Television. She was Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Comedy Unit and in addition sits on the board of several of Scotland’s theatre companies including the Citizens Theatre and Cryptic.

“We are delighted to be taking over the reins at A Play, A Pie and A Pint for the forthcoming year and look forward to continuing the inspired work that has made the Oran Mor such an exciting place for writers, performers and audiences alike. We look forward to working with the terrific PPP team and wish Susannah all the best with her next big adventure.” Morag Fullarton and April Chamberlain.

Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre’s Producer Susannah Armitage said: “It is immensely reassuring to be handing over my role to two such experienced individuals with skills covering producing, writing and directing. They both have a commitment to and enthusiasm for new writing and to the unique phenomenon that is A Play, A Pie and A Pint.“

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Sunday 21st February – 6pm- Free admission
Join us in our Auditorium to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of our much missed David MacLennan. The painting is by Alexander Moffat and was commissioned by The Democratic Left. Maggie Chapman from the Scottish Green Party will present the portrait to David’s wife Juliet Cadzow.

Entertainment will be provided from our very own Dave Anderson, Davey Anderson, John Bett,, George Drennan, Cat Grozier, Kirtin McLean, Sandy Nelson, Susan Nisbet, Lesley Robertson Elaine C Smith and The DM Collective. There will be an auction of two pastel sketches by Alexander Moffat, and a collection for MND (Scotland).

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Season opens on Mon 25th Jan. Tickets on sale now.

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Welcome to our 24th season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór!

The warmth, openness and continuing appetite for new drama from the Òran Mór audience has now become legendary and we hope that this season we can continue to entice and delight you with a range of new writing that is at turns funny, contemporary, political, moving and exciting.

We hope that this season we are offering as much variety of quality writing as our audiences have come to expect. We have plays featuring Judy Garland, Charles Laughton and James VI, plays set in Canada, Brazil, Iraq as well as many set in Scotland and plays that range from historical dramas to comedies to serious contemporary issues.

We continue to try and spread the concept of lunchtime pub theatre across the UK and are working this season with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, the Sherman Cymru in Cardiff, the Tobacco Factory in Bristol and Aberdeen Performing Arts.

We are proud to be the most successful and friendliest pub theatre in Scotland and look forward to welcoming you into Òran Mór for some reasonably priced drama, a pie and a beverage, whether this be your first time in the venue or an old friend that we are welcoming back.

CHECK OUT THE WHAT’S ON PAGE FOR FULL LISTINGS AND INFORMATION

Spring/Summer 2016 Season

Jan 25th – 30th

CAUSEWAY

By Victoria Bianchi

 

Feb 1st – 6th

FRANCES & ETHEL

By David Cosgrove

 

Feb 8th – 13th

FACE – ISOBEL

By Peter Arnott

 

Feb 15th – 20th

FACE – MORAG

By Peter Arnott

 

Feb 22nd – 27th

THE ANGEL AND THE MANSE

By George Docherty

 

Feb 29th – Mar 5th

MR. AND MRS. LAUGHTON

By Michael-Alan Read

 

Mar 7th – 12th

SOME OTHER STARS

By Clare Duffy

 

Mar 14th – 19th

BILLY (The Days of Howling)

By Fabien Cloutier

Translated by Nadine Desrochers

 

Mar 21st – 26th

PROM

By Oliver Emanuel

 

Mar 28th – Apr 2nd

NEITHER GOD NOR ANGEL

By Tim Barrow

 

Apr 4th – 9th

RING ROAD

By Anita Vettesse

 

Apr 11th – 16th

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HATES US

By Michelle Ferreira

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Apr 18th – 23rd

FLO

By Martin McCormick

 

Apr 25th – 30th

SELKIE

By Kay Singh

 

May 2nd – 7th

SECOND HAND

By Paul Charlton

 

May 9th – 14th

THE LOVE I FEEL INSIDE IS RED

By Sabrina Mahfouz

 

May 16th – 21st

ROLE SHIFT

By Lesley Hart

 

May 23rd – 28th

ARSEHAMMERS/ BONFIRE NIGHT

By Claire Dowie

 

May 30th – Jun 4th

DEL GESU’S VIOLA

By Hector MacMillan

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint returns on Monday 31st August. 

Welcome to our 23rd season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór!
The warmth, openness and continuing appetite for new drama from the Òran Mór audience has now become legendary and we hope that this season we can continue to entice and delight you with a range of new writing that is at turns funny, contemporary, political, moving and exciting. The plays this season have taken inspiration from real life – whether this be the life and work of Samuel Johnson, Aberdeen’s Royal Astronomer David Gill or the inspiring Scottish charity Mary’s Meals. Our attention is also on contemporary politics as the celebrated team behind the Jean Jacques Rousseau Show, Demons, and The Deficit Show bring us another satirical political sketch show one year on from the referendum and four months on from the UK General election.

We continue to try and spread the concept of lunchtime pub theatre across the UK and are working this season with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, the Sherman Cymru in Cardiff, the Tobacco Factory in Bristol and Aberdeen Performing Arts.

We are proud to be the most successful and friendliest pub theatre in Scotland and look forward to welcoming you into Òran Mór for some reasonably priced drama, a pie and a beverage, whether this be your first time in the venue or an old friend that we are welcoming back.

Check out what is coming up in the Autumn/Winter Season. More information can be found at the WHAT’S ON page.

Aug 31st – Sept 5th
The Cameo
By Kieran Lynn and D C Jackson
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Sept 7th – 12th
The Quiet Land
By Malachy McKenna
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Sept 14th – 19th
To Hell and Back
By the DM Collective
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Sept 21st – 26th
Kontomble (The Shaman and The Boy)
By Nalini Chetty
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Sept 28th – Oct 3rd
140 Million Miles
By Adam Peck
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Oct 5th – 10th
One in a Million
By Cathy Forde
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Oct 12th – 17th
Descent
By Linda Duncan McLaughlin
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Oct 19th – 24th
A Word with Dr Johnson
By James Runcie
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Oct 26th – 31st
The Wakeful Chamber
By Rebecca Sharp
Composed by Pippa Murphy
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Nov 2nd – 7th
After the Cuts
By Gary McNair
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Nov 9th – 14th
Happy Hour
By Anita Vettesse
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Nov 16th – 21st
John Gabriel Barclay
By John Carnegie
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Nov 23rd – 28th
The Course of True Love
By David Leddy

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This year we are delighted to be working with the Byre Theatre for the first time, and all 4 of our Classic Cuts plays are heading to St. Andrews after their run at Oran Mor. Check out what’s coming up…

The Yellow Wallpaper
Òran Mór: 8th – 13th June
The Byre, St. Andrews: 23rd – 27th June

Philoctetes
Òran Mór: 15th – 20th June
The Byre, St. Andrews: 30th June – 4th July

Moby Dick; or The Whale
Òran Mór: 22nd – 17th June
The Byre, St. Andrews: 7th – 11th July

Andromaque
Òran Mór: 29th June – 4th July
The Byre, St. Andrews: 14th – 18th July

For more information, dates and times at the The Byre Theatre, check out their website www.byretheatre.com

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Producer-director Elly Taylor’s film ‘A Play, A Pie and a Pint – Scotland’s Theatre Revolution’ has won a Certificate for Creative Excellence at the US Film and Video Festival 2015

Taylor’s film, which was aired on BBC Scotland last June, celebrates the achievements of our late founding producer, David MacLennan, the visionary being the A Play, A Pie and A Pint concept.  David MacLennan dedicated his life to advancing Scottish Theatre with both 7.84 and Wildcat.   Robbie Coltrane, David Hayman, Liz Lochhead and Bill Patterson are among the dazzling cast paying tribute to him while applauding the phenomenal global outreach of ‘A Play, A Pie and a Pint.’

‘A stone thrown into a small pool that has rippled throughout the world’. 

David MacLennan

Taylor’s company has won twice before in previous US International Film & Video competitons a Silver Screen Award for ‘Through Hell and High Water,’ the story of a daring rescue by the British Navy during World War 11 and a ‘Certificate for Creative Excellence’ for ‘Peter Darrell – Scotland’s Dance Pioneer’ a film celebrating the founding artistic director of Scottish Ballet.

All winners can be viewed at www.filmfestawards.com

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