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A Play, A Pie and A Pint archiveEmerging and experienced writers present short new plays presented by the best actors and directors. The A Play, a Pie and a Pint series are script in hand readings of brand new plays from the region's most exciting playwrights. Enjoy the play with a pie and a pint (or a soft drink!) A Play, A Pie and A Pint website.

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Work type: Play.

Outside In/Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre/The Lottery Ticket - T01338666970

Author Chris Grady (Outside In). Author James Runce (Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre). Author Donna Franceschild (The Lottery Ticket).
11 Oct 18 to 20 Oct 18Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L1356383449

The Burton Taylor Affair - T504835504

This season's play is a vivid account of perhaps Hollywood's greatest real life love story, the tempestuous on-off relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.Author Steven Paul. Director Chelsey Gillard.
7 Nov 17 to 11 Nov 17Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L01225504565

Snout - T1647529955

Viv, Coco and Lacey are trapped in a van. The heat is unbearable and they're desperate to escape. But time is running out! Can they escape the purpose that they've been bred for, or will they have to face the harsh reality? Anarchist Coco, wants to leave a legacy that's more than just skin-deep; determined to avoid the plate she hatches a master escape plan. But pragmatist Viv and wannabe actress Lacey aren't the escaping kind and can't have Coco muddying the little time they have left to reminisce on the good ole days. This surreal comedy examines why we slaughter animals for fashion, food and questions the ethics in doing so. Warning: you may never eat a pork pie in the same way again! Top quality theatre combined with excellent food; giving audiences both a FREE pie anda FREE pint as part of your ticket deal as well as a brilliant evening of entertainment. Following previous successes of Leviathan, Happy Hour and Mr. and Mrs. Laughton, don't miss out on the fun, food, drink and drama in Kelly Jones's new piece Snout.Producer Sherman Theatre. Producer Oran Mor. Author Kelly Jones. Director Kenny Miller.
8 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L622071466

The Love I Feel is Red - T48495494

Mona is pregnant. Her boyfriend has died. His mother is going crazy with grief and Mona has something big to tell her. My flesh isn't like the dough you use for your gluten-free double choc chip coconut sultana cookies Susan. You can't just grab it, flatten it and push it through a metal mould. I'm a human being not a bloody Great British Bake Off ingredient. Exploring the ever-topical and emotive subject of abortion in the 21st Century, this is a brand new drama for our a Play, a Pie and a Pint series, which celebrates new writing. And pies. Sabrina Mahfouz is an exceptionally talented artist who received a Fringe First Award for her play Chef in 2014 and a Sky Arts Award.Author Sabrina Mahfouz. Director Nel Crouch.
4 May 16 to 7 May 16The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Happy Hour - T307393839

Anne's finally got both her children together again in the family pub to scatter her husband's ashes - somewhere... Kay wants to hurry it along. Tom's just jetlagged. But Anne's having none of it. She wants to slow things down; say goodbye to Joe properly - then focus on the real reason they're here. The money.Presented byOran Mor (in association with Tobacco Factory and Sherman Cymru). Author Anita Vettesse. Director Gethin Evans.
24 Nov 15 to 28 Nov 15Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L1588413561
18 Nov 15 to 21 Nov 15The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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140 Million Miles - T31103451

We don't see any reason to stay here - life on Earth really isn't that great, not for us. Neil and Dawn have been offered the trip of a lifetime - a space-flight to Mars. All they have to do is complete basic training and sign some disclaimers. But is there something they're not being told? And what happens when they want to come back? A new one-act play about what it means to leave the world you know behind you.Presented byTobacco Factory. Presented byOran Mor. Presented byTraverse Theatre. Author Adam Peck. Director Nik Partridge.
23 Sep 15 to 26 Sep 15The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L1420686210

Avocado - T01177572301

World Premiere. Every week, thousands travel to new countries, searching for a better life. Some go by plane, clutching a passport. Some by container, gasping for air. Funny and shocking, this solo performance imagines a young woman's perilous journey towards freedom. Eve Ensler is best known for her world famous The Vagina Monologues, performed in over 50 languages and in 140 different countries. A global rights activist she founded V-DAY and One Billion Rising, a campaign to end violence against women which spans 205 countries.Presented byWest Yorkshire Playhouse. Author Eve Ensler. Director Mark Rosenblatt. Sound Mic Pool. Performer Rebecca Grant.
26 May 15 to 30 May 15Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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Polar Bears - T01704413737

Acclaimed playwright Amy Rosenthal's warm and witty new play explores the relationship between a young couple, as they confront the realities of a grown up world.Author Amy Rosenthal. Director Caitlin Mcleod.
27 Jan 15 to 31 Jan 15Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L839424238

Nine Lives - T1586504353

Ishmael is seeking a new life. He knows of villages and the sound of a gun. But he doesn't know Burnsall Heights Estate. He doesn't know Armley, the place where they have dispersed him to. He is waiting for his papers. He is waiting for his new life to begin amongst these strangers. He must learn how to be in this new space. He must make new connections and feel alive. Through Ishmael we discover Armley again.Author Zodwa Nyoni.
27 May 14 to 31 May 14Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L01179651808

The Queen of Lucky People - T01356036014

A delicious black comedy unfolds as newly-retired Patrice French discovers the joys of social networking. Iain Heggie's bang up-to-date new comedy finds human nature wanting in old familiar ways.Author Iain Heggie. Director Emma Callander. Performer Eileen Nicholas.
29 Apr 14 to 3 May 14Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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After the success of our first three short plays,A Play, A Pie & A Pint returns with two more newly commissioned original works. Don't miss this popular tea-time treat - grab a homemade pie, a pint of your favourite tipple and settle down to be entertained. SKELETON WUMMAN is a contemporary drama with live music and draws on traditional creation myths, sea legends and characters from folklore. It combines the Inuit sea goddess Sedna and Skeleton Woman with the story of a disabled young Scots teenager. Stevenson play Federer Versus Murray was shortlisted for the 2010 London Festival Fringe Theatre Writing Award, runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on the Edinburgh Fringe, 2011, and toured to New York in 2012.
29 Apr 14 to 3 May 14Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L01829425040

A New Play by Thomas Eccleshare - T1232655258

A reclusive children's writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured the length and breadth of the country: dog-eared copies are read at bedtimes and swapped in playgrounds. But when one day the secret leaks out that she is not the innocent, benevolent woman that everyone assumes, we find ourselves asking: What matters more? The storyteller or the story? Thomas Eccleshare is the Verity Bargate Award winning writer of Pastoral and the Co-artistic Director of Dancing Brick. He's currently the writer in residence at the Soho Theatre in London and he also played the role of the Prince in our Olivier nominated co-production of Cinderella: A Fairytale. Following the great success of the first productions from our a Play, a Pie and a Pint series (co-produced with Glasgow's ?ran M?r) in Autumn 2012, we're delighted to present this popular series again this year. Running time: 45mins. Age recommendation 14+Presented byTobacco Factory Theatre. Presented byOran Mor.
23 Apr 14 to 26 Apr 14The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Love with a Capital L - T0141490695

Hilda Matheson, Head of Talks at the BBC in the 1920's, was committed to bringing listeners nto contact with liberal thought and freedom of expression. But when she commissioned her lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Vita's homosexual husband, Harold Nicolson, to speak on the subject of ?Marriage', it was at least one step too far for Director-General John Reith. Take your seats for a heated and frequently funny editorial meeting in Birnam; and enjoy a pie and a pint while you watch.
7 Apr 14 to 11 Apr 14Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
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Playing the Joker - T01167593874

Celebrating Eddie Waring, Rugby League and what it is to be from Yorkshire, this new play follows a young sports fan called Eddie as he turns up to the Queen's Hotel to meet his commentator hero - but first he has to get past the doorman.Author Anthony Clavane. Director Mark Rosenblatt.
19 Nov 13 to 23 Nov 13Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L1434882369

Bag Lady - T45557147

Author Marcia Layne. Presented byHidden Gems Productions. Director Amanda Huxtable.
29 Oct 13 to 2 Nov 13Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L401196610

Schoolboy/Lover (Three So Far) - T1383642868

Three friends are part of a team helping create a school play about the seven ages of man. But life keeps getting in the way. Made to grow up fast they learn about sex and love, friendship and family.Author Richard Cameron. Director Alex Chisholm.
10 Sep 13 to 14 Sep 13Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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Old Blood - T01696594970

Old Blood as a 'bloody' hilarious and poignant unexpected adventure that sees husband and wife Johnny and Annie not coping with old age and reluctantly Annie is admitted to a nursing home. Whilst there, Annie encounters arts and crafts, the Wii Fit and strange noises in the night. She is positive a vampire roams the corridors of the nursing home, giving blood donations a whole new meaning!Author Morna Pearson. Director Jemima Levick. Performer Sean Scanlan. Performer Barbara Rafferty.
9 Apr 13 to 13 Apr 13Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L01955389543

Faith Fall - T0732663463

Christina is dying. Adam knew she was dying when he met her at a faith healing where they were paired together to pray for each other. But she didn't know that he was a reporter, attending the healing under false pretences, his faithless prayers hollow. Months on, Adam loves this woman whose body is failing, but still hasn't told her of his deceit. He is convinced that he let the devil in that day and now the devil is following him. Running time: 45mins
23 Oct 12 to 27 Oct 12The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L388277688

Home - T0276684588

An exciting new playwright brings his thrilling, modern and direct style to Hull Truck Theatre in a play that asks the question - is betrayal ever justified?Author Conor McKee.
17 Oct 12Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L1327661823

The Room in the Elephant - T0721976232

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Glasgow's renowned lunchtime theatre experience comes to Bristol for the very first time, with brand new plays from top playwrights. A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Glasgow's renowned lunchtime theatre experience comes to Bristol for the very first time, with brand new plays from top playwrights. Last year in Los Angeles the graffiti artist Banksy scrawled "THIS LOOKS A BIT LIKE AN ELEPHANT" on a worthless water tank and turned it into a priceless work of art. Those in the know rose in unison to salute the artist's latest comment on homelessness - the metaphorical ?elephant' in the room. An inevitable land grab followed and the water tank was taken away. But someone had been living there. For 17 years. And in a cruelly ironic twist of fate this man was now homeless. Because of Banksy. Or so the story goes.Author Tom Wainwright. Director Emma Callander.
18 Sep 12 to 22 Sep 12The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L576490259

Spin - T1183691970

When the bank calls time on their mortgage arrears, gambler Ricky and wife Trisha's world spirals out of control. Trisha's mother wants to split them up, and Ricky's plans to put things right have disastrous consequences. Then out of the blue, Ricky's best mate offers Trish a way out ...Author Chris Pearson.
19 Sep 12Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L0584410779

Hadda and Hassan Lekliches! - T630227003

Europeann Premiere. A monologue addressed to God by, Hadda, a rural Moroccan everywoman. Fierce, funny, savvy and determined she tries to understand her life. After experiencing brutal treatment at the hands of a landlord she goes on a journey through the dark sides of her society until finally she comes to a devastating conclusion about what she must do. Exploring faith, politics and the effects of war and conflict Hadda is a play which challenges and provokes theatrically as well as politically.Author Jaouad Essouani. Director Ben Harrison.
5 Jun 12 to 9 Jun 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L1497550690

One Day in Spring - T01594175176

24 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.Director David Greig.
29 May 12 to 2 Jun 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L2088171379

Sleeping Beauty Insomnia - T558478589

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.Author Abdelrahim Alawaji. Director Graham Eatough.
22 May 12 to 26 May 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L02072690068

Damascus Alleppo - T01802712690

Ayman is a 55 year old psychiatrist. His homosexual son has disappeared and as a result his home life is falling apart. Then Ayman starts counselling the man who he believes was having a relationship with his son. An exploration of homosexuality, the family and the corrosive facades of middle class Damascene life.Author Abdullah Alkafri. Director Philip Howard.
15 May 12 to 19 May 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L01187648287

Dear Glasgow - T0642424044

World Premiere. Seven established authors from cities around the Arab world write a letter direct to the audience in Glasgow. Novelists, poets and essayists such as Raja Shehadeh and Adhaf Souief have been commissioned to write these letters as a response to current events in their countries. The essays will be ready by some of Scotland's own established writers.Director David McLennan.
1 May 12 to 5 May 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L0273385921

Can You Please Look Into the Camera - T2004564616

World Premiere. A young woman is recording the testimonies of some fellow Syrians who were detained during the current uprising of the country. She finds that her position behind the camera is more ambiguous than she thought. As she struggles to capture the revolution she finds herself in increasing danger and this clear mission soon changes to become a devastating one. Which lines can she safely cross? The text is a mixture of true and fictional stories. An urgent and important new play direct from the Syrian revolution.Author Mohammad Al Attar. Director Catrin Evans.
24 Apr 12 to 28 Apr 12Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L121088003

Forfeit - T1870589278

Forfeit by award-winning playwright Alan Wilkins revolves around a premeditated meeting of three women who have recently been released from prison. Vi has a plan to help Shona and Megan adjust to the outside world and to set them up for the rest of their lives, but Vi needs their help and in return has a proposition for them. Will she convince the women to help, and will they discover the truth behind her generous proposal?Author Alan Watkins.
3 Apr 12 to 7 Apr 12Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L0166047247

Spirit of Adventure - T0153655758

The first of the two, Spirit of Adventure is a touching, humorous tale set around the 1912 voyage to the South Pole led by Captain Robert Scott and his 63 fellow explorers. Told through the eyes of an inquisitive addition to the team, the story of the journey unfolds to the backdrop of the harsh Antarctic conditions. This year marks the centenary of the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole with Spirit of Adventure being part of the Scott 100 programme of events. So, there really isn't a better time or place to enjoy this tale of the last heroes of the Golden Age of Exploration. Spirit of Adventure will be performed in the Discovery Point visitors centre auditorium, an intimate venue that will immerse you in the spirit of this one man show. Performances last approximately 50 minutes and the price of your ticket includes a pie (or vegetarian option) and a pint or a soft drink or glass of wine.Author Oliver Emanuel. Director Robert Paterson.
7 Feb 12 to 11 Feb 12Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
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After the success of last year, A Play, a Pie and a Pint returns to the Belgrade this autumn with three world premieres by some of the UK s hottest playwrights – Young Osama by Leo Butler, Dig by Katie Douglas and You Cannot Go Forward From Where You Are Right Now by David Watson. All three plays will be directed by James Grieve and George Perrin. These hugely successful events will take place at 1pm and 6pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays and 1pm on Fridays, giving you the choice either to while away your lunchtime or unwind in the early evening, watching a brilliant 45 minute play - with a tasty pie and refreshing pint to top it all off!Director James Grieve. Director George Perrin.
25 Oct 11 to 11 Nov 11Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L336051230

Juicy Fruits - T01062785949

Lorna and Nina haven't seen each other since a drunken wedding reception six years ago. Fast-forward to the present day and whilst Lorna's been journeying through the urban jungle and reached destination housewife, Nina's been running wild in the jungles of Borneo. Now reunited over lattes and pastries, their friendship is tested to the limit as they confront the different phases of their lives. Juicy Fruits is a bold new comedy that confronts the issues of maternal instinct and whether every woman has it.Author Leo Butler.
2 Nov 11 to 5 Nov 11Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
listing details L1416211754

Arid Land - T162313900

A story of deceit, religious indoctrination, false perceptions of war and our fellow man. A script-in-hand reading of a brand new play.Author Ian Winter.
2 Nov 11Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
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You Cannot Go Forward from Where You are Right Now - T0873947748

Author David Watson.
26 Oct 11 to 29 Oct 11Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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Dig - T236563793

Author Katie Douglas.
19 Oct 11 to 22 Oct 11Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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When Dominoes Fall - T794315207

Script-in-hand readings of brand new plays from the region's most exciting playwrights. Enjoy the play with a pie and a pint (or soft drink!). Inspired by the events which led to the banning of the 'legal high' drug Mephedrone in April 2010, the play follows interlinked stories of people in different walks of life dealing with differing life problems. Who is responsible for the decisions they feel forced to make and is it always so easy to point the finger of blame?Author Lee Sutton.
5 Oct 11Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
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True - T01990938787

Script-in-hand readings of brand new plays from the region's most exciting playwrights. Enjoy the play with a pie and a pint (or soft drink!). Through a series of monologues True explores the evolving and challenging relationship between a mother and her daughter. The characters struggle with their ever changing roles in life until a walk on a Cumbrian fell allows them to reach a deeper understanding. Poignant, often amusing, True will warm the heart.Author Emma Powell.
7 Sep 11Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L02882996

St Catherine's Day - T02044015853

Author Michael Marra.
5 Apr 11 to 9 Apr 11Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L01358289766

What Love is - T0109190260

Author Linda MacLean.
30 Mar 11 to 2 Apr 11Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
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NTS Reveal. Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 February - The Company will over look a Moment of Madness by Rodolfo Santana (Venezuela) adapted by Morna Pearson Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 February Double Bill: Instructions for Butterfly Collector by Mariana Eva Perez The Archavist by Hector Levy Both plays adapted by Lewis Hetherington Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 March Four Parts Broken by Fernanda Jaber (Brazil) adapted by Abigail Docherty Wednesday 9 - 12 March A Dead Man’s Dying by Esteban Navajas Cortes (Columbia) adapted by Davey Anderson Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March The Confidant by Gilberto Pinto (Venezuela) adapted by Alan BissettProducer National Theatre of Scotland. Producer Oran Mor.
15 Feb 11 to 19 Mar 11Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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T1545277264

Five brand new plays by five of the UK’s leading writers, including David Harrower, Linda McLean, Gary Owen and Marie Jones, run for five weeks - with a pie and a pint thrown in.Producer Paines Plough. Producer Oran Mor.
30 Sep 10 to 30 Oct 10Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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The Garden - T0636650214

Author Zinnie Harris.
30 Mar 10 to 3 Apr 10Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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Battery Farm - T094428649

Author Gregory Burke.
23 Mar 10 to 27 Mar 10Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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Soup - T086706176

Author Ella Hickson.
16 Mar 10 to 20 Mar 10Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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The Shattered Head - T914832293

Author Graham Eatough. Author Maggie Rose.
9 Mar 10 to 13 Mar 10Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L0945982284

Heaven - T0417831786

Author Simon Stephens.
2 Mar 10 to 6 Mar 10Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L201761033

An Apple a Day - T2087065289

Producer Traverse Theatre Company. Producer Oran Mor. Author Jo Clifford.
14 Apr 09 to 18 Apr 09Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L0366463256

Lucky Box - T1659189418

Producer Traverse Theatre Company. Producer Oran Mor. Author David Harrower.
7 Apr 09 to 11 Apr 09Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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Poem in October - T0451074713

Producer Traverse Theatre Company. Producer Oran Mor. Author Rober Forrest.
31 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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The Ching Room - T512986128

For £10 you get the perfect lunchtime experience - a short play, a pie and a drink (the pint is optional!). The Traverse season will feature five new plays by some of Scotland’s best playwrights - David Greig, Alan Bissett, Robert Forrest, David Harrower and Jo Clifford.Producer Traverse Theatre Company. Producer Oran Mor. Author Alan Bissett.
24 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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Kyoto - T01230969483

For £10 you get the perfect lunchtime experience - a short play, a pie and a drink (the pint is optional!). The Traverse season will feature five new plays by some of Scotland’s best playwrights - David Greig, Alan Bissett, Robert Forrest, David Harrower and Jo Clifford.Producer Traverse Theatre Company. Producer Oran Mor. Author David Greig.
17 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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