A Play, A Pie and A Pint
18th April 2019
INTERVIEW: A PLAY A PIE AND A PINT. Since its launch by the late David MacLennan in 2004, Glasgow’s lunchtime theatre A Play, a Pie and a Pint has made an indelible mark on the Scottish theatre scene. As the name suggests, a ticket will get you a drink, something to eat and a 50-minute premiere. As it approaches its 500th production, artistic director Morag Fullarton, producer Sarah MacFarlane and playwright Gary McNair tell Mark Fisher what makes it such a hotbed of creativity – as well as being a hit with audiences six days a week.
“A writer can come in and pitch us an idea, like someone did yesterday, and we’ll say, ‘We love it, we’re going to do it.’ From having the idea to seeing it on stage can happen as quickly as six months.”