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PPP Celebrates 500 Plays!

Tue 30th April 2019

Last week marked the official 500th play produced at PPP and to celebrate reaching this momentous landmark A Play, A Pie and A Pint hosted a 500th Play Party in Òran Mór’s stunning Auditorium.

The celebration brought together actors, writers, directors, staff and audience members to raise a glass to 15 years, 30 seasons, 500 plays and countless pies!

To celebrate 500 plays produced across 30 seasons since the first PPP was premiered in 2004, our Spring/ Summer 2019 season ‘Celebration Season’ showcases the best of previous plays, and of course presents new plays, in keeping with its reputation as the Scottish hub of new writing.

This successful season has already featured revivals of much loved plays such as Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window by Stuart Hepburn and Spuds by Andy McGregor, as well as a new play about the life of Charles Rennie MackIntosh and the future of the Glasgow School of Art, The Mack by Rob Drummond.

We held an audience vote – for which we received 501 votes – to choose the most loved play to have come out of the lunchtime theatre phenomenon since its first piece of new writing premiered in 2004. Out of the illustrious catalogue, the winning play, which returned last week as the 500th play produced by PPP, was Casablanca (The Lunchtime Cut) written and directed by Morag Fullarton. This much-loved adaptation of Casablanca sees Gavin Mitchell and Clare Waugh revive their roles as Rick and Isla (amongst playing many of the other characters), as well as new cast member, Kevin Lennon donning multiple hats, coats and personalities to create a show that’s “fizzingly fun-tastic” (The Herald *****). if you missed your chance to see at Òran Mór, Casablanca continues at Traverse Theatre until Saturday 4th May.

Returning plays still to come include Jocky Wilson Said by Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney, starring Grant O’Rourke (Outlander). The Òran Mór stage will also see the return of Elaine C. Smith in Ida Tamson by Denise Mina, Frances Thorburn as Dusty Springfield in Dusty Won’t Play by Annie Caulfield, and River City star Jordan Young in What The Animals Say. To view our full programme details, check dates or purchase tickets please visit ‘What’s On’



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