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Evening Theatre at Òran Mór: Casablanca & Butterfly Kiss

Tue 20th June 2017

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.


“.. 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.


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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