Mini ‘Virtual’ Season: From The Archives

There’s nae Pies or Pints, but we’re excited to announce there will be Plays!

Òran Mór‘s A Play, A Pie and A Pint will stream a mini season of plays from our archives on YouTube over the next few weeks.

Actors, writers, composers, directors and film makers have kindly given their permission for us to show their work for PPP online.

We look forward to a time when we can all get together again to laugh, cry, create and debate… in the meantime we hope you’ll enjoy the plays. So dim the lights, heat a pie, pour a glass… and remember to switch your phone off!

Our final play to be streamed during lockdown is Stuart Hepburn’s wonderful ‘The Beaches of St Valery, originally performed at Òran Mór in March 2017, and due to be performed again at Òran Mór in March this year, though it’s revival was interrupted by lockdown after just one performance.

We’ll premiere each play at 1pm on Wednesdays but you can of course watch at any time of day, over the 5 days, at your leisure! (Each play will then expire at 2pm the following Sunday).

The Beaches of St Valery

By Stuart Hepburn
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 – Sunday 26th July 2020

Featuring Ron Donachie, James Rottger and Ashley Smith.

Directed by Stuart Hepburn

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  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.

An outstanding production that’s acted out with integrity, humour and a lovely awareness of what these characters represent even now. 

The Herald

The following plays will be streamed on our YouTube channel, and will be available to view for 5 days (from 1pm Wed – Sun).


by Morag Fullarton
Wed 6th – Sun 10th May


by Brooks & King
Wed 13th – Sun 17th May


by Andy McGregor
Wed 20th – Sun 24th May

Butterfly Kiss (Part 1)

by Dave Anderson
Wed 17th – Sun 21st June

Butterfly Kiss (Part 2 including The Day I Found The Blues)

by Dave Anderson
Wed 24th – Sun 28th June


by Brooks & King
Wed 1st – Sun 5th July

Our mini virtual seasons have streamed in aid of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the George Floyd Memorial Fund and SWIM – Scottish Women Inventing Music – thank you to everyone who donated!

Evening Times
Creative Scotland
Oran Mor