Lunchtime Theatre

PPP: The Signalman

PPP: The Signalman

★★★★★  Riveting

There is a touch of horror to The Signalman, in which playwright Peter Arnott views the Tay Bridge disaster from the post of signalman Thomas Barclay, on duty at the south end of the bridge on the evening of Sunday December 28, 1879.

October 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Number One Fan

Number One Fan

★★★☆☆      Deftly deceptive

With A Play, A Pie and a Pint rocking the Sunday evening schedules on BBC Scotland, Number One Fan, the lunchtime offering at the Traverse until Saturday, proves that there is even more fun to be had in witnessing theatre in real life.

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: Casablanca, The Gin Joint Cut

PPP: Casablanca, The Gin Joint Cut

★★★★★   Played it – again!

It is easy to see why the A Play, A Pie and A Pint punters voted the easygoing charm of Casablanca, The Gin Joint Cut as their favourite piece of lunchtime theatre since PPP was founded by the late David MacLennan in 2004.

May 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gin Joint Ticket Jump

Gin Joint Ticket Jump

Casablanca PPP moves to Traverse 1

Casablanca, the Gin Joint Cut, this coming week’s A Play A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre show at the Traverse has been moved into Trav 1.

April 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: The Mack

PPP: The Mack

★★★★☆ Quietly raging:

A dark undercurrent of fear runs through Rob Drummond’s fascinating account of the burning of The Mack, the affectionate nickname for architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art building.

April 23, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Lion Lion

PPP: Lion Lion

★★★☆☆  Troubled:

Joy Adamson and the lion Elsa, immortalised in the film Born Free, where the figureheads of African wildlife conservation in the 1960s, changing public opinion towards big cats as animals to be nurtured rather than shot.

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

★★★★☆ Fitting tribute:

As you might expect, there are plenty of laughs in Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window. What is less expected is a touching and beautifully acted love story.

April 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Eulogy

PPP: Eulogy

★★★☆☆    Surprising:

Rob Drummond surpasses even his own reputation for theatrical twisting and turning with the memorable Eulogy, an invitation to the lunchtime funeral service of the late Sandy Munro.

April 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

★★☆☆☆   Sugary:

Margaret Saves Scotland, the latest offering in the Play, A Pie and A Pint season, marks the return of Val McDermid to the stage. Anyone expecting a taut and bloody crime thriller, however, should be warned that this is a low-key piece, wistful and almost wilfully slight.

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

★★★★☆    Clever comedy:

Upbeat and often very funny indeed, Rachel’s Cousins, this week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, doesn’t allow the prospect of cancer to get in its way.

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