Play, Pie and Pint, OranMor

Photo: Oran Mor Venue and Restaurant.OranMor's lunchtime theatre programme is produced by David Maclennan showcasing the work of some of Scotland's most talented playwrights, such as Denise Mina, plus the work of up and coming writers. Previous performances have included actors such as Robbie Coltrane, Elaine C. Smith, Karen Dunbar and Kathleen McDermott.

Come along for a wonderful lunchtime - the cost of the ticket includes a pie (vegetarian option) and a pint or glass of wine.

Performances last approximately 50 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Call 08444 77 1000 to book.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Programmes for summer 2012

Sleeping Beauty Insomnia

Monday 14th - Saturday 19th May

Written by Abdelrahim Alawji Monday 14th - Saturday 19th May Buy tickets online

In partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland

During an Israeli bombing raid in 2006 two strangers find shelter in a bombed out theatre in Beirut. It isn?t safe to go out and their only companion is a dead girl. The two men warily attempt to find a way to live together whilst telling stories of their past. Will they kill each other? Will they starve and more importantly?which one of them will get the girl. A mordant comedy from a young Lebanese writer.

During an Israeli bombing raid in 2006 two strangers find shelter in a bombed out theatre in Beirut.

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One Day in Spring

Monday 21st - Saturday 26th May

Written by Various Authors

In partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland

Twenty four Authors 24 Locations 24 Hours in one 50 minute play. ?ran M?r and National Theatre of Scotland have commissioned short scenes from young playwrights across the Arab world. Each scene is a glimpse into a place and a moment in time. The whole show will be a portrait in glimpses of a generation and a moment of restlessness and change. The show will be performed by two young Egyptian actors and soundtracked with the best club music from Beirut, Tunis and Cairo.

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Sweet Dreams

Written by Ron Butlin

Monday 28th May - Saturday 2nd June

This is comedy with a serious centre. Peter has become so exhausted by the daily demands of contemporary living (endless re-structuring at work, daily commute, emails, consumer choice, CCTV, terrorist threats etc etc) that, as soon as he arrives home, he goes straight to bed. This is not how it used to be when Maggie fell in love with him. Back then they had dreams, and they had each other. Now he just sleeps.

David Maclennan wrote : ? . . . very funny, brutally perceptive about modern life and a wonderfully original scenario. . . . This is [agit-prop] at its best and wittiest.?

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The Brothers? Keeper

Written by Peter MacDougall

Monday 4th - Saturday 9th June

Anyone who loves language will love this new work from Peter McDougall. As much poet as playwright, this new work shows this extraordinary writer at the height of his powers. Following on his wonderful Trilogy of plays about family written for Oran Mor this new work is a sometimes painful, sometimes poignant but always loving examination of relationships told with all McDougall?s wit, warmth and insight.

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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts: Pygmalion

Written by George Bernard Shaw

Monday 11th - Saturday 16th June

Adapted by Sandy Nelson

Pygmalion, arguably George Bernard Shaws best loved work, is a comedy of class, identity and morality, with just a hint of feminism.

Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, is challenged by his friend and colleague Colonel Pickering to turn common flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady and, within a given time, pass her off as a duchess. Eliza, in her desire to ?better herself? engages the professor?s extraordinary talents. But who changes who? And for better or worse?

Writer Sandy Nelson and director Liz Carruthers reset the tale in Edinburgh at the turn of the 20th Century, a time of great social, political, artistic and technological change in Scotland.

Shaw takes his title from the Greek fable about the sculptor Pygmalion who falls in love with his marble creation and with a kiss brings her to life.

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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts: Ubu Roi

Written by Alfred Jarry

Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd June

Adapted by Marcus Roche

Watch Ubu conquer Poland!

Watch Ubu steal your money!

Long Live King Ubu!

In a flurry of unaccountability, King Ubu, as the frightfully indecisive everyman, brings an entire country to its knees. Based on Macbeth, this play outraged Parisian patrons at the turn of the 20th Century. Alfred Jarry?s masterpiece gives two fingers to the establishment and brings out everyone?s ineffectual, accidental and megalomaniacal inner murderer.

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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts: King John

Written by William Shakespeare

Monday 25th - Saturday 30th June

Adapted by Philip Howard

John, the tyrant king, finds himself besieged on all sides - war with France and growing unrest at home in England, which he rules as if it were a possession. One of Shakespeare's most rarely performed plays, King John is also one of his most political, an incisive and brilliant study of an autocrat entirely removed from his own people.

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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts: Private Lives

Written by Noel Coward

Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th July

Adapted by Jennifer Hainey

Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne, divorced from each other, are honeymooning in the Riviera with their new spouses. They meet again and run away to Amanda's Paris apartment to renew their passions for one another with hilarious consequences.

Written in 1933, Private Lives is arguably one of No?l Coward's finest plays. Coward's sparkling wit is used to great effect in this observation on modern romance.

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Alice in Poundland ? Summer Panto

Written by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan

Monday 9th - Saturday 28th July

Monday 9th - Saturday 14th July (extra 3pm performances Friday/Saturday)

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st July (extra 3pm performances Thursday/Friday/Saturday)

Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th July (extra 3pm performances Thursday/Friday/Saturday)

Alice?s mum is boracic, and she is wandering the aisles of Poundland looking for summer treats.Alicereaches out to grasp a white rabbit keyring and before she knows it she is on the golden escalator to Plunderland ? A parallel universe where no one pays 50pence in the pound tax, and where everything costs the same ? a million ? but you don?t have to pay for it if you are rich. Travel withAliceand meet Milliedum, Milliedee, The King of Clubs, The Queen of Diamonds, The Fat Cat, The Mad Banker and all your other favourite characters you love to hate.

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Tuesday 23 Aug 2011

New Autumn Season of Lunchtime Theatre at OranMor

Upcoming plays - Autumn, 2011

God Bless Liz Lochhead

Monday 5th - Saturday 10th September

Twenty-five years ago there was a legendary Highlands and Islands tour of Liz Lochhead's adaptation of Tartuffe.


Monday 12th - Saturday 17th September

A suspicious death at the work place, and down at heel, loner, security guard Nick Prentice, gets hauled in Kafka style, for the interrogation beef.


Monday 19th - Saturday 24th September

Davy Small has prepared an inspirational lesson on haiku for his very first class as a newly qualified teacher.

Watching the Detective

Monday 26th September - Saturday 1st October

Another day, another dolour for our forensic detective. Who was she? What's the story? Where were you?


Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th October

Tommy's just been laid off but Dean's got a plan to make big money. When it's every man for themselves what's more important, legality or ethics?

You Cannot Go Forward From Where You Are Right Now

Monday 10th - Saturday 15th October

Eternal Source of Light

Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd October

McAdam's Torment

Monday 24th - Saturday 29th October

McAdam's Torment is a new play by a young Irish writer, Audrey Devereaux, which is loosely based on the legend of Sawney Beane, the notorious bandit chief of the Ayrshire Coast


Monday 31st Oct - Saturday 5th November

Connected - an irresistible caper through the meaning of friendship, in analogue and digital. Daz and Simon have been mates for a long time. Maybe a bit too long.

The Murder of Geoffrey Robbins

Monday 7th - Saturday 12th November

Geoffrey Robbins is dead - his singing flatmates inform the unsuspecting policeman who has arrived at the door of their tenth floor flat ...

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