Tasty ideas your way from APA

Lelsey Hart
Lelsey Hart

The ground-breaking combination of contemporary theatre, food and drink is to be introduced to the North-east by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) this autumn in an exciting new co-producing partnership.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint will be staged at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree in conjunction with Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre, the award-winning company behind the novel theatre programme at Oran Mor.

The season will kick off with three new plays this autumn followed by three more in the spring 2014, with each play being performed both at The Lemon Tree and Oran Mor. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, a PPP ticket will deliver a 50-minute play, a pint of beer (or a glass of wine or soft drink) and pie in the Lemon Tree Lounge at 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 1pm on Saturday for a week in September, October and November.

“A Play, A Pie and A Pint changed the face of Scottish theatre and has been responsible for some of the most exciting new writing for the stage to emerge in recent years,” said APA head of programming Ben Torrie.

“The partnership in Aberdeen marks an exciting step in the development of theatre production in the city, and who better to be working with than those responsible for this landmark programme.

“Our ambition is to create an annual season of new plays in The Lemon Tree which will not only create exciting new work for the Aberdeen stage, but will offer fantastic opportunities for theatre professionals based in the region.”

The specially-commissioned plays will reflect the Aberdeen connection, with a North-east influence and the inaugural autumn season begins with The Great Aberdeen Train Race by journalist Robert Dawson Scott which will run from Tuesday to Saturday, September 24 to 28.

It will be followed by Saint One by North-east favourite Lesley Hart on October 22 to 26.