A Play A Pie & A Pint

REVIEW – Dig (A Play, A Pie & A Pint at the Traverse Theatre)

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Katie Douglas gets the new A Play, A Pie & A Pint season at the Traverse off to a meaty start with her tight and emotionally-charged short play Dig, a character-driven piece directed by George Perrin which unearths how pride can be the most crippling sin of all. In this co-production by Glasgow’s Òran Mór […]

REVIEW – Good With People (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), Traverse Theatre

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Ghosts walk the corridors of the Seaview Hotel in David Harrower’s poignant and powerful Good With People, the last of The Traverse’s Play, Pie & A Pint autumn season. Though – even with Halloween around the corner – this is no supernatural piece. The ghosts are those of Helen’s and Evan’s past: spirits born around […]

REVIEW – Calais (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), Traverse Theatre

*****

Many short pieces of new theatrical writing are experimental in nature, or can sometimes be best regarded as works in progress. It’s refreshing therefore to be treated to a traditional, fully-formed piece, which is what we get with April De Angelis’ Calais. A period drama with comic undertones, it tells the story of the last […]

REVIEW – The Uncertainty Files (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), The Traverse

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If one thing in life is certain, it’s…well…nothing. This is the theme of Linda McLean’s The Uncertainty Files, the latest co-production between Oran Mor and Paines Plough as part of the Traverse’s A Play, A Pie & A Pint season. Three actors – Stephen Duffy, Lesley Hart and Helen Mallon – take seats behind desks […]

REVIEW – In The Pipeline (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), The Traverse

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Though the new pipe is intended to carry liquid gas through west Wales, we instead see how it cuts through three separate lives in Gary Owen’s In The Pipeline. A trio of monologues, the piece sometimes feels as if it would be best suited for radio. A lively, expressive performance from Rhodri Lewis as train […]

REVIEW – Fly Me To The Moon (A Play, A Pie & A Pint) – The Traverse

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The first play in the Traverse’s A Play, A Pie & A Pint autumn run, Fly Me To The Moon is a darkly comic two-hander in which a pair of care workers find themselves caught up in ever-increasing circles of guilt and complicity. Their charge, the elderly stroke victim Davy, is lying dead in the […]