A play, a pie and a pint: The Last Picture Show

For the Very First Time

Holding my hands up, I’d never really seen a play before. I mean, I’ve seen shows, and musicals, which are kind of plays? But I’ve never seen a “play play” and I’ve certainly never seen a “play play” with a pie in one hand and a pint in the other. To quote Scott, “I don’t know how much room I have left for all this culture.” Scott was right. We didn’t know what to expect when we rocked up at The Lemon Tree.

For the record, ‘a play, a pie, and a pint’ is like seriously popular. It was packed full of PPP faithfuls. PPP (play, pie, pint). You could tell these guys had arrived early and queued. And to be honest, I am probably going to become one of those guys. Because our complete lack of time management seen us sitting in the worst seat in the house. We were watching The Last Picture Show by Morag Fullarton, featuring pillar 1 and 2. And yet, I came out of there in tears because I’m kinda coming out of everywhere in tears these days. Happy tears BTW.

The Last Picture Show

All the vibes. Why has it taken me so long to find out that Aberdeen has this cool little PPP set-up?! This months play was The Last Picture Show by Morag Fullarton. It tells the story of Bob, a charming chap and aspiring musician, who is forced to leave his job to go to war. He returns from France, disabled, with little to no hope for his future. The plot follows Bob, before, during and after the war, along with the entertaining characters he meets on his travels. Expect hilarity, tears, and plenty of Scottish banter.

The great thing about going to a PPP, is that it is very laid back. You can pop over straight from work, without having to re-decorate your face. If you are looking for something to do in Aberdeen in the evenings, particularly as the weather gets harsher, definitely check out a play, a pie, and a pint! Book here. 



The Chief.