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A Play, A Pie and A Pint - Bread and Breakfast

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint – Bread and Breakfast

Written by Kirsty Halliday
Directed by Laila Noble

A B&B in the Highlands has an ordinary day turned upside down when a visitor chokes on his morning toast, in this eventful and farcical play.

Irene wants to retire.
Jo wants to go home.
Kev is nowhere to be seen.

And that is the staff of Nessie’s Lodge…a Bed & Breakfast in the Highlands that is badly rated, poorly managed, and lacking in a warm welcome. But a normal day soon becomes chaotic when a gentleman chokes on his toast at breakfast.

As things start to go wrong for Irene and Jo, unexpected guests begin to arrive and tangle things further. Will either of them get to leave this place behind and rid themselves of its chaos?

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre and Aberdeen Performing Arts.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1pm: £13.50; Thursday 6pm, Friday, Saturday: £14.50



KIRSTY HALLIDAY is an actor/director and playwright, who works as an acting coach and artistic director for the Prospect Playhouse. Her 2019 play Risk Assessment appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe, and in 2021 she brought Till Love Do Us Part to the Cayman Islands, where she now lives. She went on to win the 2022 Ena Watler Queen’s Jubilee Playwright Award in Grand Cayman, for her post-hurricane play Floating Doll.


LAILA NOBLE is a Queer identifying Director and Playwright from Wales, based in Scotland. Her directing credits include The Bush, Waves, Svetlana, Moonlight on Leith and for Traverse Young Writers (2022). Laila is a literary producer and mentor for Page2Stage Edinburgh and has her own Company, ClartyBurd (New Scottish Companies Award 2021). As a writer, Laila was the inaugural winner of the St. Andrews Playwriting Award with her play Y Dyn yn y Llong Danfor [The Man in the Submarine].

Laila was the Resident Director at A Play, A Pie and A Pint for its Autumn 2023 season, made possible thanks to the Marilyn Imrie Fellowship in association with Stellar Quines, and directed Ship Rats, Meetings with The Monk and Castle Fallon.

Dietary Requirements

A pie and a pint comes free with your ticket and will be available from one hour prior to the start of the performance. We offer a mince pie and a macaroni pie as standard and can also offer a vegan or gluten free alternative. If you require this, please contact with as much notice as possible (with a minimum of 24 hours notice) and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.