A Play, A Pie and A Pint sounds like a good way to spend a lunch hour. Oran Mor, the arts and entertainment venue at the end of Byres Road, Glasgow is where you’ll find this alliterative combination. Next week’s play is by Avocado Sweet’s own Jane Livingstone; Miss Veitch’s Roses is on every lunchtime at 1pm from Monday 19 September to Saturday 24 September inclusive and then moves to The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen from 27 September to 1 October.
Directed by Ken Alexander, the play features Paul James Corrigan (pictured below) , who performed in Gregory Burke’s Blackwatch and BBC Scotland’s River City, alongside Angela Darcy (pictured above) and stars veteran Scots actor Jenny Lee in the title role.
At nearly 90 years of age, Miss Veitch’s mind is still sharp but she is confined to bed and entirely dependent on her day time carer. When increasing ill health sees a new carer brought in to look after her at night, the lives of all three are changed in ways that are as unexpected as they are profound.
Miss Veitch’s Roses explores the fine line between independence and isolation and the gap between the identities we share with others and who we really are.
Jane won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Best Writer Award for her screenplay Roses of Picardy and recently staged a play about her hometown, Thieves of Dunfermline which sold out at Dunfermline’s Abbot House. Her short story Roses and Dust was adapted as an award-winning animation.
You can book your tickets here, prices from £10 to £14 including a drink and a pie.