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From left to right: Ellen Bannerman, Fiona Barry and Áine King

We are delighted to reveal the finalists of this year’s David MacLennan Award 2022.

The final shortlisted plays are Not Much Here on The Way To Heaven by Ellen Bannerman, Witches by Fiona Barry and Burning Bright by Áine King.

The three Scottish based writers will join us for a day each of R&D on their plays with a professional director and a group of actors. From this, a final winner will be decided in mid-December and will have their play professionally produced as part of our Spring 2023 season.

It was a tremendously difficult process narrowing down the 50-play longlist, our team and readers were very impressed by the breadth of talent shown. Every writer on the longlist will receive individual feedback to help them develop their writing further.

We were genuinely delighted by the brilliance of the submissions made to the award. If anyone was ever concerned about new writing thriving in Scotland, they can put those thoughts to bed – we’re in safe hands.
Jemima Levick, Artistic Director

We are very excited to work with the three finalists on their incredible plays and look forward to unveiling the winner by the end of the year!

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With Òran Mór‘s announcement today, A Play, a Pie and a Pint are delighted to confirm to our audience & partners that with the Scotsman Group investment in Skerryvore Ltd, (the company which owns and operates Òran Mór in Glasgow’s West End) future production of our internationally award winning plays presented in Òran Mór’s theatre, are further secured through that positive impacted relationship.

A Play, a Pie and a Pint was founded 18 years ago by Colin Beattie and David MacLennan. Now under the assured creative leadership of Jemima Levick our Artistic Director & CEO, we are happy to confirm that Colin will continue his relationship with A Play, a Pie and a Pint, working alongside the business as Chairman of Skerryvore Ltd going forward.

Scotsman Group are no strangers to operating in the West End with Hillhead Bookclub, the Grosvenor Cinema & Cafe and The Bothy in Ruthven Lane, and as a team we are very much looking forward to working together in the continued operation of this historic venue.

For further information please contact Scotsman Group

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Hollywood’s Golden Age, Baba Yaga, and Ukraine’s premier playwright feature in a globe-trotting season that will tell tales from across the world, as the finalists of The David MacLennan Award are announced.

From Hungary to China, through Pakistan and France, before visiting the Golden Age of Hollywood and the far-flung reaches of the Siberian wilderness – this Autumn, A Play, A Pie and A Pint is travelling the world, with tickets now on sale! What’s more, PPP’s upcoming Autumn Season will feature a broadcast from Palestine as well as the Scottish premiere of He Who Opens the Door by Neda Nezhdana – Ukraine’s leading playwright, currently in exile in the country’s West. Across 12 pieces of new writing, PPP will throw open its doors to the world in a season co-presented with The Citizens Theatre, The Traverse, Aberdeen Performing Arts and Ayr Gaiety

PPP’s Autumn Season kicks off on September 5th 2022 with Sally. Written by the critically-acclaimed James Ley (WilfLove Song to Lavender Menace), Sally imagines a world where one actor’s soaring success as Sally Bowles is inextricably tied to the rise of 21st century, far-right populism…

Meanwhile, Morna Pearson (DarklandsHow to Disappear) adapts Molière and celebrates 400 years since his birth in the farcical, madcap Impromptu at Oran MorJohnny McKnight (101 DalmatiansRubble) shines a feminist light on the feud between Golden Age gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons in The Golden RageHilary Brooks (Sunshine On LeithGlasgow Girls) and Clive King (Wee Free! The Musical) explore the midnight world of the remarkable and inimitable Kiki of Montparnasse in Kiki; Dave Gerow (The Infernal Serpent, A Change in Management) fuses the trials and tribulations of the 21st century gig economy with Meet the Parents in Break My Windows; and in The Prognostications of Mikey NoyceFrances Poet (FibresMaggie May) invites us into a world where one hapless man’s premonitions may be the only thing standing between Britain and total ruin.

Elsewhere in the programme, Morna Young (The Stamping GroundAye, Elvis) debuts BABS, a tale of friendship, self-discovery, and Baba Yaga’s post-hag career; and Joe McCann (The Bookies) examines misogyny, politics and racism through the lens of an interracial couple living in Orbán’s Hungary in the dark comedy Alföld, a co-presentation with The Citz. Alice Clark (BBC Scottish Voice 2022) draws heart-warming parallels between two women, worlds apart in Scotland and China in Made in China, which seeks to lift the lid on the West’s material and capital dependency on the East; and Taqi Nazeer (ScotistanGhost Light) brings us a supernatural horror story rooted in South Asian and Middle Eastern folklore with Jinnistan – spookily opening on Hallowe’en itself!

PPP is proud to platform global writers whose countries face invasion and occupation. This season will see the Scottish premiere of He Who Opens the Door by Neda Nezhdana, one of Ukraine’s leading contemporary playwrights. Translated by John Farndon, this black comedy, in which two Ukrainian women awake in a morgue – neither dead nor alive – reflects the limbo for many in Ukraine, caught between opposing forces. Additionally, Joe Douglas (Educating RonnieThe Cheviot, The Stag and the Black Oil) teams up with Palestinian performer Faisal Abu Alhayjaa (Showtime from the Frontline) in The Peace Piece: LIVE from Oran Mor!, which addresses the century of volatile events since the Balfour Declaration and will feature a broadcast from Palestine.

Finally, PPP’s annual search for the Next Big Thing in Scottish playwrighting reaches its endgame: in October, the three finalists from The David MacLennan Award will be announced. The Award aims to uncover new writing talent by providing first-time writers with the opportunity to have their work professionally produced, before being presented on stage at A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Earlier this year, the team at A Play, A Pie and A Pint saw over 130 submissions. Full details regarding the Award can be found HERE.

View the full Autumn 2022 Programme

Earlier this year, we told incredible stories from all over Scotland. This Autumn, we are telling stories from across the globe! Now more than ever, as borders rise and isolationism takes hold, it feels important to tell stories from all walks of life, all over the world – from women in Ukraine to a factory worker in China, by way of a 350-year-old French farce and a live broadcast from Palestine – this season is ambitious, exciting and has something for everyone”

Jemima Levick, Artistic Director

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual to be the organisation’s new Producer.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Artistic Director, producing more than 30 new plays a year – the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK – presenting them at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow, and at our partner theatres across Scotland.

Working in a fast-paced environment in a busy arts hub, the Producer will work within a small team of dedicated core staff to deliver a huge output of work. They will have experience of working as a senior Producer with excellent strategic, financial & budget management, exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.

This unique opportunity will suit someone who can think quickly and strategically, and is passionate about new work and live arts production.

Full details and application pack are available:

Fee and Working Conditions

  • This is a fixed term contract for two years (to be reviewed thereafter) at a rate of £28,500k per year
  • The hours of work are for 35 hours per week
  • The nature of the position (i.e. freelance or PAYE) is flexible and will be adapted to the successful candidate’s requirements

Timeframe

  • Application is by CV (incl. 2 references) and a covering letter of explaining why you’re an appropriate candidate for this post
  • Please send applications by email only, marked PRODUCER APPLICATION to info@playpiepint.com
  • The deadline for applications is 10.30am on Monday 15th August 2022
  • Interviews will be held on Saturday 20th August 2022
  • The start date will be discussed with candidates at interview. We will be flexible with our approach to the start date. Please indicate when you would be able to start from in your application

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to be the organisation’s new Communications Officer.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Producer and Artistic Team, leading on the development and delivery of an effective marketing strategy for the organisation, as well as the promotion of more than 30 new plays a year at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow.

Working in a fast-paced environment in a busy arts hub, the Communications Officer will work within a small team of dedicated core staff to deliver a huge output of work. They will have experience of working in comms, preferably within an arts setting, with an eye for new and exciting trends within marketing.

This professional opportunity will suit someone who can think creatively and strategically, and is passionate about reaching new audiences and nurturing existing ones.

Full details and application pack are available:

Fee and Working Conditions

  • This is a fixed term contract for two years (to be reviewed thereafter) at a rate of £25,000k pro rata
  • The hours of work are for 21 hours per week or 0.6 FTE and are flexible – though daily, or regular, attendance is preferable
  • The nature of the position (i.e. freelance or PAYE) is flexible and will be adapted to the successful candidate’s requirements

Timeframe

  • Application is by CV (incl. 2 references) and a covering letter of explaining why you’re an appropriate candidate for this post
  • Please send applications by email only, marked COMMS OFFICER APPLICATION to info@playpiepint.com
  • The deadline for applications is 10.30am on Monday 15th August 2022
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th August 2022
  • The start date will be discussed with candidates at interview. We hope that the new Communications Officer will join us for our upcoming Autumn Season. Please indicate when you would be able to start from in your application

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Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022

In collaboration with Scottish Casting Workshop we will be hosting open call auditions for prospective performers who would like to be considered for A Play, a Pie and a Pint productions.

Over the two days we will run six sessions, each session lasting 2 hours.  The sessions will be lead by Louise Haggerty from Scottish Casting Workshop, and will be attended by the PPP team and freelance directors who are working for PPP over the coming season/s. 

Each session will have a maximum capacity of 14.  We encourage everyone attending to take a lateral flow test at the beginning of each day.  

We are particularly keen to hear from performers:

  • that graduated from drama training in the year 2021 or 2022
  • that haven’t worked with us before, or haven’t worked for PPP in the past year
  • that identify as a person of the global majority *
  • that identify as d/deaf disabled**

To be considered for audition please right click and follow this link to complete the Google Form before Thursday 7th July 2022 at midday. You will be contacted by the team by Thursday 14th July to confirm if you have been selected.  Applications will be considered by the PPP team prioritising the groups listed above. 

Applicants must be 18 years or older.

We anticipate a high volume of applicants and unfortunately won’t be able to offer feedback on application or to see everyone, but plan to continue holding auditions on a bi-annual basis.

Participants will be asked to participate in a 2 hour group workshop with an opportunity to present scenes of dialogue as part of the session.

Please wear clothes you are comfortable to move in. 

You will receive a duologue script at least 5 days before the workshop with a part to learn.  So we can see you at your best please try to be off book.

There will be a 30 minute group warm up session then the group will be split into pairs to perform the duologues together in the space.

This session will be 14 actors playing together in the room, have fun and follow your impulses.

*including those from African and Caribbean diaspora, Latinx, the East Asian diaspora, the South East Asian Diaspora, from the South Asian Diaspora, West Asian (includes Middle East) Diaspora, indigenous people, bi-racial/ mixed heritage, or who also self-identify as a Person of Colour or Black, we may use Global Majority to refer to people from these identities.

** Please submit a disability rider with your application – we want to ensure that you have what you need. For example, if you require a BSL interpreter we will organise this in advance.

Monday 18th July

Session 1: 10am – 12noon

Session 2: 1pm – 3pm

Session 3: 3.45pm – 5.45pm

Tuesday 19th July

Session 4: 10am – 12noon

Session 5: 1pm – 3pm

Session 6: 3.45pm – 5.45pm

We appreciate that not everyone can attend these dates and will hold further auditions in the future – this is not the only opportunity to audition for us.  In the current climate and with a new rehearsal space that we are just getting used to, it may be that we can’t accommodate everyone within these sessions due to availability, space and access.  We will endeavour to see as many people as possible, but we may need to see some candidates another time.  

For more general information about working with us please visit ‘Work With Us’ or drop us a line at info@playpiepint.com

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Goldilocks Goes To Greece by Andy McGregor

Goldie and her mum Pat are heading oot on holiday, and they’re aff to the glorious sunshine of Greece!

But on their way to the airport they are spotted by the ferociously jealous Daddy Bear, who still hasn’t forgiven Oor Goldie for her outrageous porridge-based misdemeanours.

Soon, a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse – or is that bear-and-mouse? – begins. There will be handsome princes, hysterical songs and maybe even the odd pun (or three) on the word ‘bear’… we can BEARLY contain our excitement!

All tickets for Panto are now available to purchase on TicketWeb (booking fee will apply)*

Performance Dates

Performances | 5th - 23rd July 2022 | Mondays - Saturdays
Date (July 2022)Doors OpenShow TimeTicket Price
Tue 5th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 6th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 7th Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 8th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 9th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Mon 11th Jul12pm1pm£20
Tue 12th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 13th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 14th Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 15th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 16th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Mon 18th Jul12pm1pm£20
Tue 19th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 20th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 21st Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 22nd Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 23rd Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20

Please note: Our Panto is aimed at an adult audience and does contain some strong language and adult themes. Recommended for 14+ years

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint are delighted to announce the 51 longlisted submissions for The David MacLennan Award 2022 selected from 132 entries.

Christine HoyA Lap to Go
Sophie JacomeAll The Breathless
Douglas YannaghasBlacklist
Michael MonroeBulletproof
Aine KingBurning Bright
Bryony RobinsonBust and Boom
Corinne SalisburyCruelty Free
Ava HickeyEggs?
Laila NobleFlick and Pie Go Fishing
Ellen RitchieFortune
Conor McLeodGOD>>DOG
Gail WintersI’m Ready For My Close Up Now Mr De Mille
Simon BarkerLast Supper
Joseph BrownLate to the Party
Richard ListerLove & Aliens
Grant McDonaldMeeting the Devil on a Random Tuesday
Daisy JoMoney Love
Charlotte SmithMoth
Guy WoodsMy Upstairs Neighbour, the Murderer
Ellen BannermanNot Much Here on The Way To Heaven
Grant ReidOpen Spot
AnonymousPaper Walls – A Play with Songs…and Art
Max ChaseStrawberry Sky
Jess BrodieSuperkiss
Claudia SaavedraThe Best Ideas Happen in The Toilet
James BoyceThe Prodigal Bloody Son
Wendy LapThe Richard Osman Fan Club
Mercedes McGurnThe Small Man
Sophie GoodThe Tide
Anna McGrathThe Wake
Jane SunderlandThe Wood, the Trees
Melanie CombeThings Fall Apart
Kate HammerTwo Burdens: A Musical
Stewart AitkenWhat’s The Score!
Fiona Barry Witches
Harriet MouldCan I Speak to Brenda
James McNultyHush
Joanne ThomsonJack in a Box
Robert Sproul-CranLook Out
Francis ShennanNews of the Screwed
Elena StaufferOxytocin
Thomas AmbrosiniPale Winter Sky
Rennie ClarkPronto
Chris TapleyQuiet Still
Michael GuestShooting Birds
Matt AndersonSpace Bin Men
Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac SavageStay
Dominic WattersThe Bothy
Eimi QuinnThe Funeral Club
Cairan McLagganVenus in Plastic
Kirsty CurrorWALLOP

Stage 2 of The David MacLennan Award commences w/c 4th April with longlisted candidates invited to submit a full 45 – 50 minute play, using the treatment they submitted in stage one as the basis of the play. Candidates will also be invited to join award-winning playwright Oliver Emanuel for a workshop to help further develop their idea and work towards a full draft of their script, with full scripts due to be submitted by 12pm, 29th Aug 2022.


The David MacLennan Award 2022


Named in honour of PPP’s founder, The David MacLennan Award aims to uncover new writing talent by providing first-time writers with the opportunity to have their work professionally developed and produced, before being presented for the first time on stage at A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Full details on the award can be found HERE.

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Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd February 2022

In collaboration with Scottish Casting Workshop we will be hosting open call auditions for prospective performers who would like to be considered for A Play, a Pie and a Pint productions.

Over the two days we will run six sessions, each session lasting 2 hours.  The sessions will be lead by Neil John Gibson from Scottish Casting Workshop, and will be attended by the PPP team and freelance directors who are working for PPP over the coming season/s. 

Workshops will adhere to the latest government Covid guidance, and will have a maximum capacity of 14.  We encourage everyone attending to take a lateral flow test at the beginning of each day.  

We are particularly keen to hear from performers:

  • that graduated from drama training in the year 2020 or 2021
  • that haven’t worked with us before, or haven’t worked for PPP in the past 3 years
  • that identify as a person of the global majority *
  • that identify as d/deaf disabled**

To be considered for audition please follow this link and complete this Google Form before Monday 24th January at 10am. You will be contacted by the team on Weds 26th January to confirm if you have been selected.  Applications will be considered by the PPP team prioritising the groups listed above. 

Applicants must be 18 years or older.

We anticipate a high volume of applicants and unfortunately won’t be able to offer feedback on application or to see everyone, but plan to hold further auditions later in the year. 

Participants will be asked to participate in a 2 hour group workshop with an opportunity to present scenes of dialogue as part of the session.

Please wear clothes you are comfortable to move in. 

You will receive a duologue script at least 5 days before the workshop with a part to learn.  So we can see you at your best please try to be off book.

There will be a 30 minute group warm up session then the group will be split into pairs to perform the duologues together in the space.

This session will be 14 actors playing together in the room, have fun and follow your impulses.

*including those from African and Caribbean diaspora, Latinx, the East Asian diaspora, the South East Asian Diaspora, from the South Asian Diaspora, West Asian (includes Middle East) Diaspora, indigenous people, bi-racial/ mixed heritage, or who also self-identify as a Person of Colour or Black, we may use Global Majority to refer to people from these identities.

** Please submit a disability rider with your application – we want to ensure that you have what you need. For example, if you require a BSL interpreter we will organise this in advance.

Tuesday 1st

Session 1: 10 – 12

Session 2: 12.30 – 2.30

Session 3: 3.45 – 5.45

Wednesday 2nd

Session 4: 10 – 12

Session 5: 12.30 – 2.30

Session 6: 3.45 – 5.45

 We appreciate that not everyone can attend these dates and plan to hold further auditions later in the year – this is not the only opportunity to audition for us.  In the current climate and with a new rehearsal space that we are just getting used to, it may be that we can’t accommodate everyone within these sessions due to availability, space and access.  We will endeavour to see as many people as possible, but we may need to see some candidates another time.  

For more general information about working with us please visit ‘Work With Us’ or drop us a line at info@playpiepint.com

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Adam & Eve, an Acid Bath Killer and a Doric Jukebox Musical feature in a season that will tell stories from across Scotland, as the David MacLennan Award for New Writing is relaunched.

From the Highlands to the Islands, through Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, across The Borders, via Perth & Kinross and Dumfries and Galloway – for the first time ever, A Play, a Pie and a Pint will tell stories from regions across Scotland, in a season co-presented with The Traverse, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Beacon Arts Centre, Mull Theatre and Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. Across 20 different productions, PPP will capture the comedy and drama of Scottish voices from every corner of the country, before culminating in the mini-musical SCOTS from Noisemaker, the creators of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit show, Oor Wullie.

PPP’s Spring 2022 Season features a host of critically-acclaimed and internationally-renowned writers debuting brand-new work. In the mix are Peter McDougall, who invites us into the underworld of Glasgow’s forgotten people in The Ticket Meister, and David Ireland, who examines the choice between family responsibility and the potential that the future holds in Not Now, alongside DC Jackson, who brings us his first play in 8 years with the schlocky, gory romp, I’m Dissolving My Love in a Bath of Acid. Meanwhile, Cathy Forde imagines the power of music upon memory in the tear-jerking Hello in ThereMaryam Hamidi urgently explores what is lost in translation between asylum seekers and the home office in the searing The Words, whilst Graeme Rooney, creator of The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek and star of The Play That Goes Wrong, unveils the political intrigue of professional bowling in the comedy of manners, Absolute Bowlocks!

Moreover, the Spring 2022 Season features exceptional directors at the top of their games, including Johnny McKnight (Associate Artist at the National Theatre of Scotland), April Chamberlain (former Artistic Director of PPP), Mark Thomson (former Artistic Director of the Lyceum Theatre), Joe Douglas (former Artistic Director of Newcastle’s Live Theatre), Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (Artistic Director of Mull Theatre), Douglas Irvine (Artistic Director of Visible Fictions) and A Play, a Pie and a Pint’s Artistic Director, Jemima Levick.

PPP is proud to be intensifying its efforts to platform new and early career writers. This Season, Dani Heron tells a tale of mortality disrupting an ordinary woman’s ordinary life in her debut play, Ten Things to Do Before You DieJD Stewart delves into the path of true love not taken in the rom-com Daniel Getting Married; Erin McGee’s Mooning, set within a mysterious cult, highlights the comforts of fantasy versus the hard truths of reality; AyeTunes! will stage a Doric Jukebox Musical in their first produced show, My Doric DiaryPatricia Panther asks how much we really know about our bodies in her kaleidoscopic debut play, The Body ElectricianDavid Gerow puts a devilishly modern twist on the story of Adam and Eve in The Infernal Serpent, our first artistic partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival; and Belle Jones shines a light on a struggling Highlands community in Inheritance, our first collaboration with An Tobar & Mull Theatre.

View the full Spring 2022 Programme

Finally, exciting opportunities are on the horizon, as the team at A Play, a Pie and a Pint will be on the look-out throughout 2022 for first time writers as they relaunch the David MacLennan Award. Named in honour of PPP’s founder, the Award aims to uncover new writing talent by providing first-time writers with the opportunity to have their work professionally developed and produced, before being presented for the first time on stage at A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Full details on eligibility and how to submit your script for submission can be found HERE.

“We are delighted to bring you a season of work from right across Scotland. Since joining PPP I’ve been amazed by the endless pool of talent here, so it felt exciting to draw those stories and artists into Glasgow’s West End.  After the last couple of years, reaching into stories and places known and unknown feels more important than ever, and I can’t wait to take our audiences with us on a journey all over Scotland.”

Jemima Levick, Artistic Director

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Cinderella 2: I Married A Numpty by Morag Fullarton

Cast: George Drennan, Craig McLean, Hannah Howie, Kevin Lennon and Clare Waugh

Well, she married Prince Kelvie, a G-Twelvie, (aka Prince Charming) but what happened once the ball was over? Turns out Princes ain’t what they used to be 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 gets chucked out her grace and favour But ‘n’ Ben in Balloch.

Meanwhile 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? And what fiendish scheme does long lost sister Lonesome Lettice have in store?

For an hour of sublime, seasonal silliness, pantomonium, sassy songs and badass buffoonery then BOOK NOW to see this magical update of 2017’s smash-hit Christmas Panto – before it’s sellt oot!

Ticket & Capacity Information

The Òran Mór Christmas Panto has a seated capacity of 250 when a performance is completely sold out.

All tickets for Panto are now available to purchase on TicketWeb (booking fee will apply)*

Performance Dates

Performances | 5th - 23rd July 2022 | Mondays - Saturdays
Date (July 2022)Doors OpenShow TimeTicket Price
Tue 5th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 6th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 7th Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 8th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 9th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Mon 11th Jul12pm1pm£20
Tue 12th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 13th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 14th Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 15th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 16th Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Mon 18th Jul12pm1pm£20
Tue 19th Jul12pm1pm£20
Wed 20th Jul12pm1pm£20
Thu 21st Jul12pm1pm£20
Fri 22nd Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20
Sat 23rd Jul11am / 1:30pm12pm / 2pm£20

Please note: Our Panto is aimed at an adult audience and does contain some strong language and adult themes. Recommended for 14+ years

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After the break that nobody wanted, A Play, a Pie and a Pint is absolutely thrilled to welcome audiences back to Òran Mór for a full season of 12 dazzling productions. We will be throwing our doors open for plays, pies, and those much-needed pints from September 6th – and tickets are on sale now!

Honouring the season-that-never-was, we are delighted to be staging 10 brilliant, never-before-seen plays from emerging and established writers, which have been waiting in the wings since 2020. Alongside this, we’re throwing in a couple of particularly timely additions, including Marty Ross’ The Tale of Typhoid Mary – a theatrical tale of a legendary, symptomless super-spreader(!) – and Johnny McKnight’s Joke, a razor-sharp take on social power and cancel culture in our first ever collaboration with the Citizens Theatre.

Our return season kicks off with Morna Pearson’s dark comedy Celestial Body, and keeps the Euro’s excitement alive with Lorna Martin’s Rose, the fascinating and true story of the world’s greatest female football player. Kim Millar’s Mr Moonlight, a mini-musical, imagines what spurred Frankie Vaughan’s visit to Easterhouse in 1968, whilst Jane Livingstone explores what brought together two brilliant minds in the 1830s in Mary & Ada Set the World to Rights. Mini-musical joy abounds in Andy McGregor’s A New Life, a new piece from the writer of Spuds and Crocodile Rock that features a tap-dancing baby(…!), whilst PPP favourite Dave Anderson asks us to join him at the bar for Opening Time, and Brian O’Sullivan tells a musical tale of addiction in My Name Is Sarah, and… 

Elsewhere in the programme, Owen Whitelaw’s The Storm examines the creeping impact of fake news, and there’s been a murder at Sugar Plum Theme Park in Conor O’Loughlin’s Exquisite Corpse. Finally, from the hit writer of the critically-acclaimed Aye, Elvis comes Morna Young’s hilarious The Silver Superheroes, which shines a spotlight on the lives of Scotland’s greatest superheroes – after they’ve retired!

“I am thrilled to finally welcome audiences into A Play, a Pie and Pint this Autumn – it’s a privilege to be taking the Artistic Director reigns of this extraordinary organisation from Morag & April, and from David MacLennan before them. Having started my tenure from a shed in Edinburgh, I’m really looking forward to throwing the doors open again and, with a season of plays that should have seen the light in 2020.  As I’m sure you’ll agree, they were worth waiting for. It’s important to me that people feel comfortable coming back to an indoor theatre space, so we’re doing what you might call a ‘soft opening’; keeping our capacity reduced so that we can get used to a collective experience once again. I can’t wait to see everyone.”

Jemima Levick, Artistic Director
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A Play, a Pie and a Pint is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to be the organisation’s new Production Coordinator [fixed term]. 

The successful candidate will work collaboratively and across departments to help realise all A Play, a Pie and a Pint productions at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow, and beyond.

Working in a fast-paced environment in a busy arts hub, the Production Coordinator will work within a small team of dedicated core staff to deliver a huge output of work. They will have experience of working within a theatre production setting in roles such as stage manager, company manager, crew member, technician or production manager and will work to deliver across a number of traditionally devolved roles. 

This unique opportunity will suit someone who can think quickly and calmly, and is passionate about making work for the stage.  

We appreciate the hybrid nature of this role and welcome any questions potential candidates might have.

Full details and application pack are available:

Fee and Working Conditions

  • This is a fixed term contract for a 43 week period at a rate of £435 per week, plus holiday pay [£474 p/w]. 16 weeks Autumn season – starting on or around 16th August ending 4th December 2021 27 weeks Spring season – starting 17th January ending 23rd July 2022.
  • There is potential for extension of contract to work on GLT’s pantomime productions.
  • The hours of work are up to 40 hours per week and are flexible according to the needs of the business.
  • The nature of the position (i.e. freelance or PAYE) is flexible and will be adapted to the successful candidate’s requirements.

Timeframe

  • Application is by CV (incl. 2 references) and a letter of application explaining why you’re an appropriate candidate for this post.
  • Please send applications by email only, marked PRODUCTION COORDINATOR APPLICATION to playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk if you would like to ask any questions about the post in advance of submitting your application, please email the same address marked PCO QUERY.
  • The deadline for applications is 10.30am on 28th July 2021.
  • Interviews will be held on 3rd August 2021.

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual to be the organisation’s new Producer.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Artistic Director, producing more than 30 new plays a year, the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK, presenting them at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow, and beyond.

Working in a fast-paced environment in a busy arts hub, the Producer will work within a small team of dedicated core staff to deliver a huge output of work. They will have experience of working as a senior producer with excellent strategic, financial & budget management and marketing experience. 

This unique opportunity will suit someone who can think quickly and strategically, and is passionate about new work.

Full details and application pack are available:

Fee and Working Conditions

  • This is a fixed term contract for two years (to be reviewed thereafter) at a rate of £27k per year.  
  • The hours of work are for 35 hours per week, and are flexible, although regular attendance is required.
  • The nature of the position (i.e. freelance or PAYE) is flexible and will be adapted to the successful candidate’s requirements.

Timeframe

  • Application is by CV (incl. 2 references) and a letter of application explaining why you’re an appropriate candidate for this post.
  • Please send applications by email only, marked PRODUCER APPLICATION to playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk
  • The deadline for applications is 10.30am on Thursday 1st July 2021.
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 9th July 2021.
  • The start date will be discussed with candidates at interview. We will be flexible with our approach to the start date. Please indicate when you would be able to start from in your application.

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This weekend only, we’re delighted to bring you a special reprise of Stuart Hepburn’s critically acclaimed ‘The Beaches of St Valery’.

Starring Ron Donnachie, Ashley Jade Smith & James Rottger, Hepburn’s powerful play recounts one man’s experiences during the betrayal and surrender of the 51st Highland Division at St Valery en Caux in June 1940.

In June 1940 Churchill hailed the “miracle of Dunkirk,” when all 350,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force were evacuated to safety.

But for the men of the 51st Highland Division, there was no miracle. Sacrificed in a secret political deal, Churchill ordered them to stay and fight to the last bullet.

Against overwhelming odds, 9,000 Scotsmen surrendered at St-Valery-en-Caux, and were marched to POW camps in Poland.

All of them were betrayed.

Some of them escaped.

One of them fell in love.

The Beaches of St Valery is his story.

Originally presented at Òran Mór in March 2017, The Beaches of St Valery was due to be performed again at Òran Mór in March 2020, though its revival was interrupted by lockdown. We’re delighted to present it again, for this weekend only, one year on.

Available on YouTube from 1pm Saturday 20th March until 2pm Sunday 21st March.

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“I’m not short of ideas” – Jemima Levick spoke to The Scotsman Arts’ Joyce McMillan about taking on the role of Artistic Director at Òran Mór’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint, building on David MacLennan’s legacy, and her initial plans for the lunchtime theatre programme.

Scotland is just bursting with talent, and if I can give Oran Mor an even younger and more diverse programme than it already has, I’ll be delighted. I also want to build partnerships with an even wider range of theatres, across Scotland and beyond. It’s not about making drastic changes, though; it’s a brilliant formula, that has attracted a wonderful, adventurous audience, and I want to create seasons that have that Play, Pie And Pint quality of surprise, of taking you somewhere completely different every week. One of my first ideas is to commission a brand new musical about all the great historical figures that have made Glasgow the city it is. But beyond that – well, we’ll see. Let’s just say that I’m not short of ideas; and that – pandemic or not – I can’t wait to get started.

Jemima Levick

Read the full article in The Scotsman

Jemima leaves her position as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines Theatre Company,to take on the role at Òran Mór this Spring, and we look forward to welcoming Jemima to the team. 

These are challenging times for theatre but Jemima’s vast experience and nous will serve her well, and we look forward to the magic she will undoubtedly bring to David MacLennan’s legacy at A Play, a Pie and a Pint. At Òran Mór we will work hand in glove with Jemima to ensure we hit the ground running when restrictions are lifted, and with the public behind us, we know great success will follow.

Colin Beattie, Executive Producer, A Play, a Pie and a Pint

Photo credit: Tim Morozzo 

Read more about Jemima joining A Play, A Pie and A Pint at playpiepint.com

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Existing tickets booked through TicketWeb for all Spring 2020 postponed performances remain valid and will be automatically transferred to new performance dates once these are available. Alternatively, if you would prefer a refund, please contact TicketWeb customer services on 0333 321 9990 or info@ticketweb.com

If you have a Spring 2020 half season or full season ticket, the remaining plays on your season ticket will remain valid and will be available to be used when A Play, a Pie and a Pint performances resume. 

All gift vouchers which were still valid on 17th March 2020 will have their terms of use extended appropriately.

For any further ticketing queries you can email the team at playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk

Merry Christmas folks!

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Jemima Levick, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines Theatre Company, is to step down from her role to take up the position of Artistic Director at A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Jemima Levick

Her new position will see her become responsible for commissioning and overseeing the production of 35 new plays a year, the most of any theatre in the UK. Founded in 2004 by David MacLennan, A Play, a Pie and a Pint is the UK’s most successful lunchtime theatre company, every week presenting a brand new play at lunchtime at Òran Mór in Glasgow’s West End. Commencing her role in spring 2021, Jemima will lead the company in telling a diverse range of stories and uncovering new talent in Scotland and from further afield.

Jemima joined Stellar Quines, an award-winning touring theatre company based in Edinburgh which works to celebrate the value and diversity of women and girls, in March 2016. During her time with the company, she has directed a number of productions including This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (a co-production with Imaginate), Bingo! (a co-production with Grid Iron), The Lover (a co-production with The Royal Lyceum and Scottish Dance Theatre) and The Last Queen of Scotland (in association with Dundee Rep and National Theatre Scotland). Most recently, she directed a new filmed version of Fibres by Frances Poet (a co-production with Citizens Theatre) which premiered online on 25th November and will be available to watch for free for a month. In addition to directing, she has also overseen Stellar Quines’ diverse programme of Creative Learning and Artist Development projects, and this year commissioned a new report Where are the women? Part 2, analysing numbers of women in creative roles in subsidised theatres in Scotland.

An award-winning director, Jemima was previously Associate and latterly Artistic Director of Dundee Rep where she directed more than 18 productions. She trained at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, and on a Scottish Arts Council Director Traineeship with the Royal Lyceum Theatre.


I’m absolutely delighted to be joining A Play, a Pie and a Pint in the spring of next year – to continue the brilliant work of David, April and Morag, and take the company into the next phase of its existence.  As an organisation that started out as ‘an experiment’, it has long punched above its weight – the opportunities it offers are infinite, and feels particularly important now, at a time when live performance has stalled – PPP has a big part to play to help theatre bounce back.   
While I’m delighted to be headed west, I am very sorry to be leaving Stellar Quines.  It’s such a brilliant, vital organisation and one that has taught me a huge amount.  I leave behind an exceptional staff team and board of governors, who I know will do all they can to work with the new artistic lead and take the organisation into its next chapter

Jemima Levick

Times there Was 
& Times there Will Be.
We are thrilled to welcome Jemima Levick to A Play, a Pie and a Pint as the company’s new Artistic Director.  All shortlisted candidates for the position were outstanding, our board were seriously impressed and ultimately spoilt for choice. 
These are challenging times for theatre but Jemima’s vast experience and nous will serve her well, and we look forward to the magic she will undoubtedly bring to David MacLennan’s legacy at A Play, a Pie and a Pint. At Òran Mór we will work hand in glove with Jemima to ensure we hit the ground running when restrictions are lifted, and with the public behind us, we know great success will follow.

Colin Beattie, Executive Producer, A Play, a Pie and a Pint


Stellar Quines has been so fortunate to have Jemima as our leader.  For the last five years she’s inspired the company and taken us to new creative heights, supporting women and girls in theatre.  She’s also opened up transformational spaces for women whose voices are often unheard. We wish her all the best in her new role where she will continue to be a changemaker for theatre in Scotland and internationally.

Sue Moody, Chair of Stellar Quines Board


Photo credit: Jessica Hardwick

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking filler or simply want to treat yourself, we think our first volume of plays is the perfect Christmas gift and we’re delighted to offer you a lovely 50% discount!

‘A Play, a Pie and a Pint Volume 1’ is our first series of scripts, published in August this year by independent publisher Salamander Street. The volume collects some of the most popular and critically acclaimed plays from our phenomenal back catalogue. 

The titles included are:

– Toy Plastic Chicken by Uma Nada-Rajah

– A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity by Douglas Maxwell

– Chic Murray: A Funny Place for A Window by Stuart Hepburn

– Ida Tamson by Denise Mina

– Jocky Wilson Said by Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney

– Do Not Press This Button by Alan Bissett

To receive a 50% discount simply enter code ss_ppp50 at the checkout. Discount code is valid until 1st January 2021.

Give the gift of theatre this Christmas and enjoy some of PPP’s best loved plays at home!

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The Signalman by Peter Arnott wins big at the 2020 CATS Awards!

Peter Arnott’s Tay Bridge Disaster monologue won three awards at the 2020 CATS AWARDS, including the supreme ‘Best Production’ award. Ken Alexander was also shortlisted for ‘Best Director’.

Best Male Performance
Tom McGovern (Thomas Barclay) WINNER

Best New Play
Peter Arnott, The Signalman WINNER

Best Production
The Signalman, Peter Arnott WINNER

Best Director
Ken Alexander, The Signalman SHORTLISTED

Originally performed at Òran Mór last September, this beautifully written monologue examines the Tay Bridge Disaster from the unique perspective of Thomas Barclay, the young signalman who waved the Edinburgh-Dundee train through on to the bridge that evening. Forty years on, in 1919, Thomas relives the events of that night which have haunted him.

Who is responsible when accidents occur, and why do we need somebody to blame…even if it’s ourselves?

The Signalman forms a solo companion piece to Peter Arnott’s 2019 play Tay Bridge and was conceived by Arnott from an original idea by actor Tom McGovern.

“I’m delighted about the award. I’m especially pleased for Tom. It was conversations with him back when we did The Cone Gatherers that led ultimately to both this play, and to Tay Bridge, its companion piece for Dundee Rep.”

Peter Arnott


A highlight of the Scottish theatre calendar, CATS celebrates the actors, directors, playwrights and other theatre artists who have made the most thrilling contributions of the year. 

There will be no online awards ceremony, because we love the live experience, and will celebrate this work at a live ceremony and party just as soon as that is possible. In the meantime, though, we hope the celebration of these wonderful shows from 2019–20 will remind us of the sheer richness of Scotland’s theatre scene, of what we stand to lose if we don’t support our theatre-makers through this crisis, and of how much there is to look forward to, when our wonderful theatres are finally able to open their doors again.” 

Joyce McMillan, CATS co-convenor.

For a full list of 2020 winners please visit critics awards.theatrescotland.com

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Create your own pint-size play!

What makes you feel hopeful?

Following the success of Pint-Size Plays, we invite you to create your own new mini play inspired by the theme of hope.

Why not take inspiration from daily life at home, a walk in the park, or your lockdown hero object?

It can be a comedy, a drama, a tragedy, a new song, a farce, a poem, a musical or anything you’d like!

The only rule is that it should be inspired by the theme of hope and must last a maximum of 3 minutes.

Record your pint-size play and send it to us at playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk via WeTransfer. 

Entries are invited until Wednesday 9th December.

The best pint-size plays will be posted on A Play, a Pie and a Pint’s YouTube and social media channels, and you could win a pair of PPP gift vouchers to be used when we reopen!

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NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS:

We have been experiencing difficulties receiving applications, please make sure you have sent your application to playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk and that you have received a confirmation email, otherwise your application will not be considered.

A Play, a Pie and a Pint is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and creative individual to be the organisation’s new Artistic Director.

The successful candidate will lead the lunchtime theatre company in producing 35 new plays a year, the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK, and present them at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow.

Working in a fast-paced environment in a busy arts hub, the Artistic Director will programme A Play, a Pie and a Pint’s two annual seasons. The Artistic Director will work within and lead a small team of dedicated core staff to deliver a huge output of work. As well as producing the core programme, the Artistic Director will help to expand A Play, a Pie and a Pint’s network and scope, developing new producing partners, artists and audiences.  

This unique role will suit someone who can think creatively and is passionate about platforming new work from talented playwrights which covers a wide variety of subjects and styles. 

Full details and an application pack:

Fee and Working Conditions

  • This is a fixed term contract for two years (to be reviewed thereafter) at a rate of £40k per year.  
  • The hours of work are flexible although regular attendance is required to put up the show, attending rehearsals and meetings etc.
  • The nature of the position (i.e. freelance or PAYE) is flexible and will be adapted to the successful candidate’s requirements.

Timeframe

  • Application is by CV and a letter of application. Please send these to playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk with the subject line: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR APPLICATION.
  • The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 14th October 2020.
  • Interviews will be held in Glasgow w/c 19th October 2020.
  • The start date will be discussed with candidates at interview. We will be flexible with our approach to the start date. Please indicate when you would be able to start from in your application.

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Like many theatres, we at A Play, a Pie and a Pint are sorely missing welcoming you, our audience into our venue at present. We hope it won’t be too long until you can visit us again!

However, in the meantime we have some exciting news we’d like to let you know about so you can still experience a bit of PPP magic at home!

First volume of plays to be published by Salamander Street

We are delighted to announce that a volume of six A Play, a Pie and a Pint scripts will be published by independent publisher, Salamander Street.

The book will be available to purchase from Thursday 27th August and we have a special discount code for our audience to receive 30% off. Just use code: ss_ppp30 at the checkout.

The titles included in this volume are:

Toy Plastic Chicken by Uma Nada-Rajah

A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity by Douglas Maxwell

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for A Window by Stuart Hepburn

Ida Tamson by Denise Mina

Jocky Wilson Said by Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney

Do Not Press This Button by Alan Bissett


Whether you saw a play and loved it and want to experience it again, or perhaps you regret missing out on seeing one of these plays in Òran Mór’s theatre, you can now revisit some of PPP’s highlights at your leisure!

Click here to buy ‘A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Volume One’. 

Note: this book is best enjoyed with a pie and pint in hand!

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Announcing ‘A Pint-size Play’. An open call to create your own miniature play from your home. Enlist a housemate, the kids, the hoover, the goldfish, the dog or just yourself. Could be comedy, a drama, a micro musical… a fragment of something bigger, a close encounter, site specific (from the wardrobe?)… whatever sparks your imagination! 

Nothing is too silly or too serious.

The only rule is it must last a maximum of 3 minutes.

Record your pint-size play and send it to us at playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk via WeTransfer. 

Our favourite #pintsizeplay will win a pair of A Play, a Pie and a Pint gift vouchers to be used when we reopen!

Tennents
Evening Times
Creative Scotland
McLays""
OSCR
Craig & Rose