Autumn Season,2018, Play, Pie, Pint at OranMor
PPP’s Autumn season launches on 27th August, 2018 with another 13 brand new plays from the best of Scotland’s writing talent.
Lunchtime theatre at OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8QX
IT WISNAE ME by Alan Bissett
Mon, 01 October, 2018 — Sat, 06 October, 2018
Cast: Andrew John Tait, Danielle Jam & Ali Watt A police interview room. A table. Jock has been huckled for a crime he says he didn’t commit: imperialism. He has been spotted at the scene, but is it what it looks like? Or is Jock, despite what he claims, a racist himself?
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
Mon, 08 October, 2018 — Sat, 13 October, 2018
By Morag Fullarton | Directed By Morag Fullarton
Cast: Helen McAlpine, Matthew Tomlinson & Matthew Joseph-Campbell
Before the war Bob was a budding musician, playing along to silent movies in the Picture Houses of Glasgow, a job he loved. December 1918, he returns from France, blinded, scarred and stuck in a small town with no job prospects. As the action moves between the last few months of WW1 and the immediate aftermath, a strange encounter brings Bob the hope that he may not have played his last picture show.
Over the years Morag has written & directed many theatre productions including 5 plays for PPP : ‘Casablanca, the Gin Joint Cut’ went on to be performed in London, Paris, Barbados & Dunoon and has been selected for this year’s New York Fringe. A Dutch language version of the play will tour the Netherlands in 2019. Her TV work includes Taggart, Rebus, River City and Emmy and Bafta nominated dramas such as ‘At Home With the Braithwaites’ and ‘Scott & Bailey’.
The Last Picture Show marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Produced in association with the Traverse and Aberdeen Performing Arts
A CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT
Mon, 15 October, 2018 — Sat, 20 October, 2018
By David Gerow | Directed By Tony Cownie
Cast: Helen MacKay, Steven McNicoll & Nicola Roy
When they receive a tip-off that one of their employees may be a sex offender who has escaped justice, the managers of an Edinburgh warehouse find themselves at odds over what should be done – with catastrophic results. A Change in Management is an edgy comedy exploring governance, ideology and the volatile nature of public discourse in our increasingly polarised society.
David Gerow is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow. His first play was workshopped at the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright in 2017, and his second won runner-up in the 2017 STERTS One Act Play Competition. He is delighted and grateful to have his first full production staged at PPP.
Mon, 22 October, 2018 — Sat, 27 October, 2018
By Louise Welsh | Directed By Paul Brotherston
Cast: Grant O’Rourke, Meghan Tyler and Alasdair Hankinson
It is the age of King Keich! Game show host King Keich rises to the highest position in the land bringing chaos, mayhem & mass murder in his wake. Inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, with an added dose of Punch and Judy, King Keich is an absurdist romp about the pursuit of power.
Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room and Plague Times Trilogy. Her previous plays include The Importance of Being Alfred and Memory Cells. She has written libretti for four operas, including the Southbank Award winning Ghost Patrol and the critically acclaimed The Devil Inside (music by Stuart MacRae). Louise and Stuart’s new opera Anthropocene premieres at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal in January 2019. Louise is also co-director (with Jude Barber) of the Empire Café, an award winning collective exploring Scotland’s relationship with empire. Louise Welsh is Professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow @louisewelsh00
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