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A northern town at the end of the 1980s. It’s the era of the wine bar – and the gastro pub is just around the corner. Time is being called on that great British institution, the beer-and-fags, spitand- sawdust pub . . . Pub: a place where people meet and play, celebrate and console, talk and fight. There’s Fred and Alice, lumpy, loveable, who accept their lot and look after each other; Roy, whose frustrations get piled on the downtrodden Lesley; Moth, a failed Romeo, and Maudie, the only woman who’ll have him; the wholly unsuited Igers, who somehow muddle along; and assorted singletons, with nowhere else to go. And behind the bar, the centre of everyone’s attention, the Landlord and Landlady, pulling pints, bickering, brawling, painting on smiles that hide the terrible secret that has driven them apart. Using a quickfire succession of scenes from the hilarious to the deeply moving, and a cast of just two to play all fourteen characters, Jim Cartwright’s rich, affectionate portrait of one night in the life of a pub is a vivid, thrilling, theatrical tour de force.

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From 1951 to the 21st Century...

Discover our history "When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"… John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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