Fibres – Citizens Theatre/Stellar Quines

Fibres is a brand new collaboration by the Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines, and features Maureen Carr as Beanie.

“We were two weans playing at wee hooses, him in his first job and me being the good wife doing his washing. Now we’re both paying the price.”

Jack is proud of his work at the Clyde shipyards. His wife, Beanie, who is nursing him through asbestosis, thinks he’s a fool. But the real test of their marriage comes when they discover that the dusty overalls Jack brought home to be washed by Beanie, poisoned her too. This isn’t what she thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.

Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet, Fibres is a big-hearted and laugh out loud play about what it means to entwine our lives with another, in sickness and in health. A story told by four characters who show a very Glaswegian resilience and wit, the play asks can we ever cut the cords that bind us and who will catch us if we do?

Runs 17 Oct 2019 – 02 Nov 2019 at various venues.

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PPP on the BBC
Writers – seasoned and new to TV – have signed up for BBC Scotland’s televisual treatment of the acclaimed theatre scheme A Play, A Pie And A Pint.

Starting in September, the new BBC Scotland series will show six of the pub lunchtime plays kicking off with Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window, featuring BAA’s Maureen Carr.

The season also includes Toy Plastic Chicken, written by Uma Nada-Rajah and featuring Neshla Caplan and David James Kirkwood; and Crocodile Rock, written by Andy McGregor.

Watch them all on BBC iPlayer here

 

Chic Murray – A Funny Place for a Window

Another chance to see Maureen Carr in Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window, coming to The Stand’s New Town Theatre, Edinburgh.

Chic Murray was the comedian’s comedian. In a career that took him from an engineer’s apprenticeship in Kincaid’s shipyard, Greenock, to the top of the bill at the London Palladium, Chic was a complete one-off. Dave Anderson as Chic, Maureen Carr and Brian James O’Sullivan recreate their original Play, Pie and Pint production on the hilarious triumphs and tragedies of Chic’s glittering but flawed career. ‘Five Stars!’ (Herald). ‘Dave Anderson is superb’ (Scotsman). Warning! Some patrons might find scenes in the play seriously funny. Written and directed by Stuart Hepburn.

Runs Aug 19-25

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Locker Room Talk – On Tour

Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Latitude Festival and Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity, and features BAA’s Maureen Carr.

Created in response to the Donald Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, asking if such sexually abusive rhetoric can really be accepted as mere ‘locker room talk’, or whether such attitudes are much more ingrained and drive abusive behaviour.

Writer Gary McNair interviewed hundreds of men from a wide variety of backgrounds. A selection of these conversations is performed, verbatim, by a cast of 4 women. Each performance is followed by a post-show conversation, giving the audience opportunity to participate, ask questions, examine the issues raised and consider where we go from here.

The tour kicks off at Dundee Rep on Wednesday 17th April – for tickets and more info click here

Still Game – BBC Scotland
Iconic BBC comedy Still Game will premiere its ninth – and final series – on the new BBC Scotland channel and features BAA’s Maureen Carr, Kevin Lennon and Joanna Tope.

The six-part comedy series, made by BBC Studios, will debut on the new channel followed by BBC One when it airs Still Game later in the year, giving fans two chances to bid a fond farewell to pensioner pals Jack and Victor, as they go into TV comedy retirement.

The series begins on 24th February on the new BBC Scotland channel.

For more information and links to episodes, click here

Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Playing as part of Oran Mor’s celebration of 500 shows, Chic Murray: A Funny Place for A Window returns to A Play, A Pie and A Pint on 25th March and features BAA’s Maureen Carr.

The “Comedian’s Comedian” Chic Murray passed away in Edinburgh on the night of the 29th of January, 1985. In a career that had taken him from an engineer’s apprenticeship in Kincaid’s Shipyard, Greenock, to the top of the bill at The London Palladium, Chic was a complete one-off.

On what is his last day on this earth, Chic takes a musical look back at the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of his glittering, but tragically flawed career.

Runs from Mon, 25 March, 2019 — Sat, 30 March, 2019

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Oran Mor Christmas Panto 2018 – The Lying B***h And The Wardrobe

BAA’s Maureen Carr stars in this year’s sold out Oran Mor Christmas Panto, The Lying B***h And The Wardrobe.

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are still poisoning door handles…”

Empress Evilyin has promised that the people of Escozia will live happily ever after, but no sooner is she elected than the sweet old dear turns into a power crazed despot, banning all manner of pleasures including, pies, tablet and, most fiendishly cruel of all… SINGING! And it’s the jile for anyone who disobeys, oh yes it is!

But the World is not Enough, she sets her sights on Handsome Jack, betrothed to Ravishing Rosie, and will stop at nothing till his pyjamas are next to her nightie. Enter Dame Beanie Bumpherton aka ‘the Human Jukebox’ and Zorra the Masked Singer: their mission – to discover Evilyins deep, dark secret (probably in her Wardrobe) and get her banished to Goolag Achiltibuie.

Written by Morag Fullarton

Cast: Dave Anderson, Maureen Carr, Hannah Howie & John Kielty

For more information click here