A Play, A Pie and A Pint – The Golden Rage

A Play, A Pie and A Pint – The Golden Rage
27 Oct—29 Oct 2022 at 12:00 and 18:00
50 minutes
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Tickets include A Play, A Pie & A Pint*! Doors open 30 mins prior to performances for the serving of pies and drinks (Studio Entrance) * pint = a beer, wine or soft drink
Please make your pie and drink choice during the booking process.
Please note the performance may contain strong language and adult themes.

Presented in association with Òran Mór’s ground-breaking lunchtime theatre programme A Play, A Pie and A Pint, ‘The Golden Rage’ is written and directed by Johnny McKnight. Gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons had a readership of 75 million during the Golden Age of Hollywood. They wielded power over the careers of Grace Kelly, Orson Welles, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin and though they could create stars, they were never afraid to break them. But were these women, pitched as bitter rivals and condemned to the history books as being morally bankrupt, really holding all the cards? Or were they puppets being controlled by an even bigger, and more corrupt media machine? Take a spin around Tinseltown, as we revisit some of the juiciest gossip from a Hollywood of yesteryear and ask – who really held the poisonous pen?

Johnny trained at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and works as a writer, director and performer. Writing credits include: 101 DALMATIANS (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); RUBBLE (Scottish Opera); WENDY HOOSE, SEE THRU SAM, SMALLTOWN (Random Accomplice). He has written over 23 pantomimes and has been described as the ‘vanguard of post-modernist panto’. He has written over 35 hours of BBC’s River City. He’s currently in development with National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep, Artis Picture and Fable Pictures. This is his third script for Oran Mor (JOKE, A PERFECT STROKE).

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