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A Play, A Pie and A Pint – The Yellow Wallpaper

Tues 23rd June to 27th June
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23rd  – 27th June


By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Adapted by Sandy Nelson


“I can’t stand this room.  I never saw a worse wallpaper in my life. The colour is repellent, almost revolting: a smouldering, unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow turning sunlight. It is a dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others. I wish I could get well faster. This wallpaper looks at me as if it KNEW what a vicious influence it had.”


Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic Gothic tale of misunderstood mental health and marriage transfers to the stage in a modern reworking, showing that the themes are all too relevant over 100 years on.



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SACHA KYLE is so pleased to be back for her sixth show at Oran Mor after some time out to have a wee human. Recent credits for Kyle Bissett Productions include ‘What the F**kirk?’, ‘The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant ‘ (Edinburgh fringe 2014), ‘Ban this filth!’ (Edinburgh Fringe 2013), ‘The Red Hourglass’ (Edinburgh Fringe/UK tour), ‘The Confidant’ (National Theatre of Scotland),’The Moira Monologues’ (Edinburgh Fringe 2010, The Citizens theatre, The Traverse, Royal exchange Square) ‘Turbo Folk’ (Nominated for CAT Award/Oran Mor) ‘The Library’ (Arches Award for stage directors/National Theatre of Scotland) And additional recent credits for her work for adults include BBC radio comedy ‘Mark Nelsons guide to marriage’, BBC comedy pilot showcase ‘Family Business’ written by Jack Docherty, ‘I, Tommy’ by Ian Pattison (The Kings Theatre), ‘FaceGone’ by Will Gore, ‘The Kiss’ by Murray Watts (Oran Mor),’The House’ by Stevie McNicoll’ (Oran Mor) ‘Lost Property’ (Arches Theatre)

SANDY NELSON This is Sandy’s 12th Oran Mor show either as a writer, (Metrosexual, The Glimmmering Nymph, Baltamire, Bite  The Bullet, Hooray For All Kinds Of Things,) an adaptor, (Pygmalion, Taming of the Shrew) or an actor ( Lie Down Comic, Sleeping Beauty, The Defecit Show, Between the Thinks Bubble and the Speech Balloon.) He is most  recognisable as Chris The Postie from Still Game and played John Wallace in Braveheart. He is all over YouTube. He will be taking his plays The Gospel Inquiry and Hooray For All Kinds Of Things to This years Edinburgh Fringe.


HANNAH DONALDSON Recents theatre credits include Lifeboat (Catherine wheels) In Time O’ Strife, The Guid Sisters, Truant (NTS) Grit (Pachamama) Breaker (Holden street Adelaide) Age of Arousal, The Cherry Orchard (Lyceum Theatre) That Face, Antigone (Tron) Washed up (Oran Mor) Sunset Song (His Majesty’s theatre) The Last Witch (Traverse) The Ducky (Borderline) Romeo and Juliet (Dundee rep) Yarn (Grid Iron) Film/TV/radio credits Badults, Case Histories, Rab C Nesbitt, Day of the Flowers, Storyville, Dis-Connected, Rebus, Mashed, Modrin McDonald, On Her Majesty’s Service, I remember yesterday.


KATIE ARMSTRONG trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance.   Upon graduating in 2010, she was asked to perform with Rambert Dance Company as part of Itzic Galili’s A Linha Curva.  From there, Katie went on to work with nationwide companies including The London Ballet Company, Descarga Dance Company, Rosie Kay Dance Company, National Theatre Scotland, Company Chordelia/Scottish Opera and Jack Webb Dance.  She has also created work for Design For Dance, for the Yard Theatre London, Wilton’s Music Hall and Secret Garden Party. In 2013, Katie was appointed as Choreographer for ZENDEH theatre company production of HEART which toured nationally in 2014.

REBECCA McILROY has just recently graduated from Bellahouston Academy. This is her first A Play, A Pie and A Pint production and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Following this, she is going to go on to study acting at college

With thanks to Katie Armstrong for her beautiful choreography and to Andy Cowan for his wonderful sound design and to Rebecca Elise.


       Next week’s Classic Cut is PHILOCETES by SOPHOCLES Adapted by BENNY YOUNG directed by LIZ CARRUTHERS featuring GEORGE DOCHERTY,

                                                                                                     DANIEL PORTMAN & BENNY YOUNG

  A Play, A Pie and A Pint is supported by National Theatre of Scotland    

And by a donation in memory of Alison Bigrigg

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.


Tuesday 23rd June – 27th June, 1pm

(Extra evening performance 7.30 on 26th June)

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Adapted by Sandy Nelson