Traverse puts plays, pies and pints on menu

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NOW in its fourth year, the Traverse Theatre’s season of lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, opens next week with the first of five world premieres, Dig by Katie Douglas.

NOW in its fourth year, the Traverse Theatre’s season of lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, opens next week with the first of five world premieres, Dig by Katie Douglas.

Here is a preview of the new plays coming to the Capital as part of the 2011 season.

As ever, each 45-minute play will start at 1pm and run from Tuesday to Saturday, followed by a tasty pie and refreshing pint to top it all off. Ticket price includes the play, a pie and the choice of a pint of beer, 175ml glass of wine, regular glass of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, lemonade or orange juice, tea or filter coffee.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Traverse Two, Cambridge Street, Tuesday-12 November, 1pm, £12, 0131-228 5383

Dig

by Katie Douglas

(Tuesday-Thursday)

TOMMY’S feeling hard done by. He’s been the boss for 20 years but now his dream has come tumbling down, what’s he got to show for it? His brother Dean’s a cabbie who makes a quick buck and at the beck and call of others. Dean’s got a surprise for Tommy to cheer him up - a job with the cab company. Brenda, Tommy’s dutiful wife, just wants a decent vacuum and two weeks in Butlin’s. In an unstable world and a falling economy falling, what matters more - your pride or providing?

You Cannot Go Forward From Where You Are Right Now

by David Watson

(18-22 October)

IT’S lunchtime. You buy a pint. You listen to... a father and his estranged daughter trying to find a connection; radio DJs, Gaz and Gary, gabbling on and on; a man with his dog in the pub - woof; the voices in your head; static. In

a society where communication is easier than ever before, have we forgotten how to talk?

Eternal Source Of Light

by Leo Butler

(25-29 October)

IN 1941 an eight year old girl secretly wishes that she might die and be reunited with her father. Seventy years later, and the girl’s wish might finally come true. A new play which explores birth, life, death, and the prospect of an afterlife in just forty-five minutes. He will try not to break that promise. Paper and pens are provided.

God Bless Liz Lochhead

by Martin McCardie

(1-5 November)

25 years ago there was a legendary Highlands and Islands tour of Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of Tartuffe. The tour became legend as the broken marriages, broken noses and broken dreams of the actors provided more drama offstage than on. In the present day, three survivors of the tour take the play on again. Older but definitely not wiser can they navigate the secrets of their past to make the dress rehearsal? Will Liz Lochhead allow them to even put it on? And at their age can they remember any of the bloody lines?

Watching The Detective

by Paddy Cunneen

(8-12 November)

ANOTHER day, another dollar for our forensic detective. Who was she? What’s the story? Where were you? And why, with his epicurean dreams of being a gourmet chef, does he spend his life filleting so much human misery...See you? Why so obsessed with detectives anyway? Your TV’s full of them. He’s seen it all before, you’ve seen it all before. Move along now....