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A Play, A Pie and A Pint -Philoctetes

Tues 30th June to Sat 4th July
£12 /£10
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30th June – 04th  July


By Sophocles

Adapted by Benny Young


Those whom the Gods would punish first drive mad. Those whom the Gods would test – suffer. Sophocles’ drama about betrayal, deceit and prophesy. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

The world-famous A Play, A Pie and A Pint began in Glasgow’s Òran Mór in 2004 and has played as far afield as New York, South Korea and Bermuda. Now for the first time it’s coming exclusively to the Byre in St Andrews. This exciting season of Classic Cuts features four great plays cut down to

45 minutes for lunchtime theatre-goers. From a sea-shanty version of Moby Dick to a chamber tragedy by Sophocles, this new series of dramas promises something for every appetite. Please join us and live your lunchtime live!


Tickets: £12 (£10 concession) price includes a drink

(beer, wine, soft drink) plus a meat or vegetarian pie.

BENNY YOUNG last appeared at Oran Mor with Leslie Hart in Love with a capital L  by Tony Cox .Recent work includes Macbeth with Kenneth Brannagh, Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty with Cara Kelly, Hedda Gabbler with Nicola Daley. Right Now by Anne Marie Toupin with Meg Fraser. This is his first play adaptation.


LIZ CARRUTHERS This is Liz’s 22nd production for Oran Mor. Her last Play Pie and Pint was A Terrible Beauty by Ian Pattison. Recently work includes The Straw Chair by Sue Glover, Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Fantom by Iain Macrae at the Citz and Macbheatha for the Made in Scotland season in Edinburgh. Her last Classic Cut was the 5 star production of Pygmalion adapted by Sandy Nelson. Past productions have won the Guinness Pub Theatre Award, the LWT Plays on Stage Award and been nominated for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play and Best Production for Children and Young People.


GEORGE DOCHERTY Born in Glasgow. Trained RSAMD (RCS). Theatre & TV includes: A Terrible Beauty, Serov’s People. The Pipes! The Pipes!. Voices In The Dark (Oran Mor):Arsenic And Old Lace. The 39 Steps. Dear Brutus. Communicating Doors.(Pitlochry Festival Theatre):Othello, Much Ado about Nothing. King Lear (Glasgow Rep): This View Of Life (Citizens’): King Lear. (TAG): The Demon Barber. (Perth Theatre): The White Chapel Murders. 12 Angry Men. (Theatre Fusion): Grave Plots(Old Red Lion): The Crucible. (Arches) Fried. Dear Green Place .The 39 Steps. Para Handy. Trev and Simon Show (BBC).


DANIEL PORTMAN Daniel started working as an actor aged 17. He appeared in National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch tour in 2013, and is best known for playing Podrick Payne in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other TV/Film credits include: River City (BBC Scotland); Outcast (Makar Productions) and The Angel’s Share (Ken Loach/Sixteen films).


Tuesday 30th June – 4th July, 1pm

(Extra evening performance 7.30 on 3rd July)


By Sophocles

Adapted by Benny Young