The Scaff

By Stephen Christopher and Graeme Smith

Mon, 25 March, 2024 — Sat, 30 March, 2024

Please note this play ended on Sat, 30 March, 2024.

Directed by Jordan Blackwood

The Scaff

An epic and nostalgic comedy about a group of misfits who plot the worst football tackle of all time.

Liam plays football at school with a close-knit group of lads who decide to enact revenge when they find out that he has been called the worst thing ever – a ‘Scaff’.

When the scheme fails and ends up severely injuring the star striker, the consequences rip apart not only the boys’ friendship but the entire school.

With a cup final looming, Liam must find a way to bring everyone back together for the win.

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre. 

Captioned Performances will be on Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 March. Find out more here. 


Creative Team

Writers – Stephen Christopher & Graeme Smith
Director – Jordan Blackwood
Designer – Gemma Patchett
Assistant Director –Róisín Sheridan-Bryson

STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER first discovered a passion for storytelling and dramatic writing when he joined a creative writing group for people in recovery.  He then went on to secure a place in the Traverse Theatres Launchpad: Breakthrough group. He was a member of the Playwright Studio’s mentorship 2023 programme, working with Chris Hannan to develop his next play The Death Party. Stephen’s work is inspired by family history, addiction, synths, Scottish football and Sunday night television. He is delighted to be making his PPP debut with The Scaff, a play written with close friend Graeme Smith.

GRAEME SMITH completed a MA in Creative Writing from The University of Dundee, going on to teach ESOL and creative writing in a prison.  He currently works for a university. He previously wrote dark and funny short stories before turning his creativity towards the stage. The Scaff is a project that began at the tail-end of lockdown and Graeme is delighted to have his first play showing at A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

JORDAN BLACKWOOD is a Scottish theatre director and facilitator working in professional, youth and community contexts. He has worked across the UK with companies including the Tron Theatre, Dundee Rep, Perth Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival & DV8 Physical Theatre. Recent directing credits include: Antigone (Perth Theatre); Treasure Island (Visible Fictions & Cumbernauld Theatre); Snappy Operas (Mahogany Opera & Edinburgh International Festival); The Travelling Cranberries Christmas Show (OnFife); Scott & Laura (Scenes For Survival, National Theatre of Scotland); Shattered (Scottish tour). Assistant director credits include: Monstrous Heart (Traverse Theatre) and Passing Places (Dundee Rep). Jordan is the Creative Producer for Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Light The Blue festival.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 30 March, 2024.
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