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Fresh Perspectives at A Play, A Pie And A Pint

Nineteen productions make up the Spring Season at Òran Mór

The West End’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint (PPP) has announced its Spring Season for next year.

Nineteen productions at the Òran Mór-based theatre company are themed around ‘Fresh Perspectives’.

Several shows will offer up playful perspectives on history.

Jemima Levick, artistic director, said: “I am thrilled that PPP will be back in Spring 2023 with our Fresh Perspectives season.

'Polarised'

“We live in a time where peoples’ perspectives and opinions are increasingly polarised, so this season we invite audiences to come see new work that encourages them to perceive the world around them in fresh and exciting ways.”

Spring season at A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Spring season at A Play, A Pie and A Pint

The season of kicks off on Monday February 20 with Alison Carr’s new dark comic drama Until It’s Gone, in association with Stellar Quines.

Other productions include:

  • Johnny McKnight’s new raucous musical Meet Me at The Knob isloosely inspired by the real-life story of Glasgow’s White Hats with songs by Novasound
  • Rachel Flynn’s new comedy Keepin’ The Heid features a bawdy Mary Queen of Scots
  • Lesley Hart’s Welcome to Bannockburn sees a father and daughter working together at Stirling’s finest five-star historical tour
  • SCOTS by Noisemaker makes a triumphant return to PPP and will again take audiences on a rousing musical journey through the history of Scotland
  • Uma Nada-Rajah will take us on a dark comedic romp in The Great Replacement
  • Meghan Tyler’s Bloodbank examines power play dynamics between a Tory MP and an NHS Nurse having a risqué arrangement
  • Matthew McVarish brings us Quietus, the final play in his ‘Life or Death’ trilogy
  • Oliver Emanuel’s new comedy-drama Storytelling showcases how the power of stories can help us overcome the darkest moments in life
  • Marrows, mayhem and murder are the name of the game in mini musical The Worm Who Turned by Kim Millar
  • Linda Duncan McLaughlin shows us why Scottish ‘wimmin’ should not be messed with in The Merry Wives of The Wyndford
  • JD Stewart demonstrates bubbly delicious consequences in The Devil Drinks Cava, a new comedy-drama in association with Sanctuary Queer Arts
  • David MacLennan Award winner Áine King will debut her powerful climate crisis themed drama Burning Bright

Jemima Levick, artistic director at PPP. Photo: John Young
Jemima Levick, artistic director at PPP. Photo: John Young

Other plays by first-time PPP writers include Kathy McKean’s The Spark about a woman who develops telekinetic powers, Grant O’Rourke’s paranoia-driven comedy Leopards Ate My Face and Aodhan Gallagher’s new comedy-drama Write-off, in association with Dundee Rep, about two gay men from very different generations with conflicting beliefs and biases.

The season will also feature new plays from acclaimed writers Ian Pattison, Dave Anderson & David Bailey and Peter Arnott, who returns to PPP after 2019’s award-winning The Signalman with his 50th professionally produced play Variant.

Co-presented

Morna Young’s joyous musical journey BABS returns from the Autumn season with performances at The Lemon Tree and The Traverse Theatre.

The season is co-presented with Traverse Theatre, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Ayr Gaiety, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Mull Theatre and for the very first time, Macrobert Arts Centre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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