Gemma Patchett

PPP: Alföld

PPP: Alföld

★★★☆☆ Intriguing

There is a commendable seriousness and ambition to Alföld, the latest Play, Pie and A Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, that makes it a worthwhile production, even if it is not entirely convincing.

November 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP Made in China

PPP Made in China

★★★☆☆ Heartfelt

Made in China by Alice Clark, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, is a carefully written and excellently acted piece. Unfortunately it does not always satisfy as a drama.

October 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: He Who Opens the Door

PPP: He Who Opens the Door

★★★☆☆ Spirited

Current circumstances give He Who Opens The Door by Nadia Nezhdana, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts at the Traverse, a chilling topicality.

October 5, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Break My Windows

PPP: Break My Windows

★★★☆☆ Vigorous

Having your heart in the right place does not always lead to compelling drama. The political messages in Break My Windows, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, may be muddled, but there is a lively comic capability on display.

September 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Daniel Getting Married

PPP: Daniel Getting Married

★★★☆☆ Fragmentary

Daniel Getting Married, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, goes ahead in extremely trying circumstances. The result is far more coherent than anyone has any right to expect.

April 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Man’s Best Friend

PPP: Man’s Best Friend

★★★★☆ Poignant

Jonathan Watson turns in a remarkable performance in Man’s Best Friend, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

March 30, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Milkshake

PPP: Milkshake

★★★☆☆ Claustrophobic

The subject matter of Milkshake by Rob Drummond, the latest offering at the Traverse from Oran Mor’s Play, Pie and a Pint, is intriguingly topical. Despite being acted with real conviction, however, it never quite reaches the heights it promises.

March 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

★★★☆☆ Poignant performances

There is much to recommend in Dani Heron’s Ten Things To Do Before You Die, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint at the Traverse. Both humorous and emotional, the production manages to overcome drawbacks in its script.

March 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Oscar

PPP: Oscar

★★★★☆ Perfectly formed

A funny, touching and tremendously acted musical, Oscar by Brian James O’Sullivan heralds the welcome return of Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse.

March 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rose

PPP: Rose

★★★☆☆  Important

Rose, the latest in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, produced by Oran Mor in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Traverse, is an involving biographical sporting tale.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More