A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Volume One (paperback)


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After running for fifteen years, the founding principles of A Play, a Pie and a Pint remain steadfast – a new play at lunchtime every week that lasts no more than an hour, accompanied by a pie and a pint. As well as producing thirty-three new plays per year, Òran Mór also biannually hosts its much-adored pantomimes for grown up kids – both Summer and Winter – which have become a staple of the Glasgow theatrical calendar.

This first volume collects some of the most popular and critically acclaimed plays from the phenomenal back catalogue. Includes the plays:

– Toy Plastic Chicken (Uma Nada-Rajah)
– A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity (Douglas Maxwell)
– Chic Murray: A Funny Place for A Window (Stuart Hepburn)
– Ida Tampson (Denise Mina)
– Jocky Wilson Said (Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney)
– Do Not Press This Button (Alan Bissett)

‘…an extraordinary engine of new writing and new talent. For established writers it’s a chance to experiment … new writers it’s a chance to be heard. The restrictions of the form are simple – small cast, 45 mins, limited set; but, within those restrictions, a whole world is possible. A Play, A Pie and A Pint is one of those simple ideas that changes everything.’
David Greig

‘A bedrock of the Scottish theatre industry’
The Guardian

‘A major part of Scotland’s new playwriting landscape’
The Scotsman

Additional information




198 x 129 mm





Publication date

27 August 2020

About the writer

A Play, A Pie and A Pint is proud to have worked with thousands of creatives over the years both from within Scotland and from across the world, producing work from first-time and emerging writers, as well as more established playwrights. A Play, A Pie and A Pint supports playwrights, directors and actors at every stage of their career.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint works regularly in association with other theatre venues in Scotland to present our works to a wider audience, including the Traverse Theatre, Aberdeen Performing Arts and more recently, the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.

Over the years the audiences have grown as the ‘lunchtime phenomenon’ (The Guardian) has become established and the model has even been replicated across the globe.

Awards and Commendations:

  • WINNER: Special Contribution to Scottish Culture, The Herald Culture Awards 2019
  • WINNER: Best Male Performance, John Michie ‘The Mack’ CATS 2019
  • An Early Day Motion was tabled in the House of Commons in April 2019 recognising the achievement of A Play, a Pie and a Pint having produced 500 plays
  • WINNER: The Cats Whiskers ‘For outstanding achievement for 250 plays in eight years’
  • WINNER: The Stage 100: Producer of the Year, 2013
  • WINNER: Inspiring City Awards: People Make Glasgow – Arts and Culture