Written & directed by MORAG FULLARTON for Glasgow’s iconic Òran Mór’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint, The Last Picture Show marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
This witty & poignant short musical transfers to the Traverse Theatre Tuesday 16th October until Saturday 20th – everyday at 1pm, except Friday (7pm).
Composer & Musical Director HILARY BROOKS
Cast: Helen McAlpine, Matthew Tomlinson & Matthew Joseph-Campbell.
Before the war Bob was a budding musician, playing along to silent movies in the Picture Houses of Glasgow, a job he loved. December 1918, he returns from France, blinded, scarred and stuck in a small town with no job prospects. As the action moves between the last few months of WW1 and the immediate aftermath, a strange encounter brings Bob the hope that he may not have played his last picture show.
Morag has written & directed numerous outstanding theatre productions, many for Òran Mór’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint, including Casablanca, the Gin Joint Cut (also performed in London, Paris, Barbados & Dunoon and selected for this year’s New York Fringe), with a Dutch language version to premiere and tour the Netherlands in 2019. Her equally substantial director’s work for TV includes Taggart, Rebus, River City, as well as Emmy and BAFTA nominated dramas such as At Home With the Braithwaites and Scott & Bailey.
Produced in association with the Traverse and Aberdeen Performing Arts