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The Shadow of a Pie

Presented by Lung Ha Theatre Company, in collaboration with dramaturg Douglas Maxwell

It’s going to be a night to remember down at the club.

Tullulah wants to worship her favourite band – twanging chart toppers from the 60s, The Shadows; she dreams of an evening filled with sophistication, laughter and romance. Buck, on the other hand, has paid for mad punk rock pogo-ing mayhem from his idols, The Mince Pie Bashers, in their full pie-bashing glory.    

Will this dangerous double booking bring these two loners together, or will fate have to join the band like everyone else in this wild, rock’n’roll romantic comedy. 

Work began on the ideas for ‘Shadow’ in 2005 when Douglas Maxwell, dramaturg, took part in some script ideas for development days with members of Lung Ha’s Theatre Company. ‘The Shadow of a Pie’ was born then but quietly waited in the Lung Ha’s administration office for a year or so – at which time ‘Shadow’ was rediscovered and the Company approached Douglas to see whether he would be happy to work on the original script again with a view to a full production. Happily he agreed.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Edinburgh: 4 September 2007 

Platform – The Bridge, Glasgow: 10 September 2007

Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer: 12 September 2007

Aros Centre – Portree, Isle of Skye: 14 September 2007

Corran Halls, Oban: 19 September 2007 

Nevis Centre, Fort William: 22 September 2007

The Shadow of a Pie


“Clark Crystal’s production boasts neat choreography from Ethelinda Lashley Johnstone and nifty set and costumes by Jessica Worrall. The show’s message is explicit, unarguable and obvious as it is hilarious – difference is cool.”

Keith Bruce – The Herald



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