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Opening Monday 10th February, A Play, A Pie and A Pint ushers in the new decade with 20 new plays in its Spring season 2020.

Serving up a dazzling array of comedy, drama, music and more, the Spring season will take you trekking through the Spanish Pyrenees, twirling around a ballroom, smuggling corpses in a theme park and soaring with sexagenarian super heroes, as well as exploring current issues such as fake news and animal rights activism.

The Spring season will uncover the stories of real life people, such as Scottish footballer, Rose Reilly MBE, Frankie Vaughan’s visit to Easterhouse in the 1960s and the unlikely friendship between daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace and Fife-born Mary Somerville in the 1830s.

Plus a special revival of The Beaches of St Valery by Stuart Hepburn will mark 80 years since the Battle of Dunkirk.

The plays will be served up for your entertainment from Monday 10th February, with a pie and a pint included of course!



When The Penny Drops

Mon, 17 February, 2020 — Sat, 22 February, 2020

Penny is a 46-yer-old teacher who has it sussed. She can deal with the stresses of the job, including the children, colleagues and parents through the art of Complete Disengagement. She relates much of her advice to the audience, illustrated by interactions she has with those she meets on a daily basis. But is her […]

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Lessons in Love

Mon, 24 February, 2020 — Sat, 29 February, 2020

Sarah and Jackie have been friends forever, bonded by their lust for life – be it their YouTube Qigong sessions or their love of a botanical gin.  The chocolate mousse hits the fan when Jackie’s erstwhile fiancé Hammy Hamilton who legged it when Scotland were playing Brazil in 98,’ reappears attempting to resume normal service.  […]

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Daniel

Mon, 02 March, 2020 — Sat, 07 March, 2020

Daniel returns to Edinburgh to help his father clear out the family home. A battles of wills ensues as Daniel is forced to face the truth about himself and his past. A witty black comedy about love, loss and coming home to a city you barely recognise.

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Paring Off

Mon, 09 March, 2020 — Sat, 14 March, 2020

Murdo is a middle aged butcher with a closely guarded secret and two feet in need of some serious chiropody. When Mimi, the warm-hearted, hard-headed [though soft in the head when it comes to long term commitment- phobe football manager boyfriend Kenny, owner of Happy Feet Chiropody clinic sees Murdo’s feet she guesses his secret… […]

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The Beaches of St. Valery

Mon, 16 March, 2020 — Sat, 21 March, 2020

Eighty years ago, in June 1940, Churchill hailed the “miracle of Dunkirk,” when all 350,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force were evacuated to safety. But for the men of the 51st Highland Division, there was no miracle. Sacrificed in a secret political deal, Churchill ordered them to stay and fight to the last bullet. […]

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The Infernal Serpent

Mon, 23 March, 2020 — Sat, 28 March, 2020

Meet Adam and Eve: devoted snake rights activists who are getting nowhere. When a charming stranger arrives with radical ideas, they’re forced to decide how far they’ll go for their cause. The Infernal Serpent puts a devilishly modern twist on an old story to consider why – and how – we protest. Presented in Association […]

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Celestial Body

Mon, 30 March, 2020 — Sat, 04 April, 2020

Laura looks to the celestial body to change her life. Hamish buries a past trauma deep in his mind. Bruce joins a gym to try and win back his wife. They all share a past but one of them doesn’t know it yet. Presented in Association with Traverse Theatre.

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Rose

Mon, 06 April, 2020 — Sat, 11 April, 2020

Italy, 1984. Scotland’s Rose Reilly scores for Italy, helping them win the women’s World Cup.  Earlier, in Scotland, Rose is expelled from school, sacked from her job, handed a lifetime ban by the Scottish Football Association. The incredible true story of a girl from Ayrshire who refused to play by society’s discriminatory rules. Presented in […]

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The Storm

Mon, 13 April, 2020 — Sat, 18 April, 2020

During a live broadcast, a studio audience gets more than it bargains for when the truth behind a best-selling author’s success is exposed. A darkly comic drama exploring the impact of fake news both in the past and in the present. Presented in Association with Traverse Theatre.

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Exquisite Corpse

Mon, 20 April, 2020 — Sat, 25 April, 2020

When Iona, a theme park attendant makes a grim discovery at her workplace, her manager Frank presents her with an impossible choice. One thing is for sure, it’s not all fun at the fair and this certainly isn’t going to look good on her performance review. Presented in Association with Traverse Theatre.

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Mary & Ada Set the World to Rights

Mon, 27 April, 2020 — Sat, 02 May, 2020

1833. Mary Somerville is a self-educated, married women from Fife. Ada Lovelace is the wild 17-year-old daughter of Lord Byron. Both are among the most respected thinkers of their day. When a brutal accusation causes Mary to doubt her entire life’s work, the two great minds must come together. Presented in Association with Traverse Theatre.

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Silver Superheroes

Mon, 04 May, 2020 — Sat, 09 May, 2020

Do you know how many lives we saved? And what do we get? A bloody state pension. Strongman and Lady X were our seventies superheroes. They saved countless lives and ended disasters before we even knew about them. Then came the pains of old age… The world has forgotten that Dave and Xenia were once […]

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Milkshake

Mon, 11 May, 2020 — Sat, 16 May, 2020

A right wing politician and a left wing activist meet in a court mandated restorative justice session after the later throws a milkshake at the former. When the moderator doesn’t show they take it upon themselves to conduct the session without supervision. How difficult can it be? After all, it was only a milkshake. It’s […]

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Mr Moonlight

Mon, 18 May, 2020 — Sat, 23 May, 2020

Frankie Vaughan visited Easterhouse in the late 1960’s and mediated between police and gang leaders to bring about a knife amnesty that set into motion a process of change for the beleaguered housing estate. Mr Moonlight is how Frankie’s life-long affinity for Glasgow and its people might have come about.  

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1 + 1 Makes 3

Mon, 25 May, 2020 — Sat, 30 May, 2020

Robbie and Jess are living the life. He’s a successful investment banker and she is on her way to being a headteacher. Until, totally out of the blue, Jess discovers she is pregnant. They’ll be fine. It’s just a baby. I mean…how disruptive to their metropolitan, 21st century lives can that be? They. Have. No. […]

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