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Last Picture Show, The

A Play, a Pie and a Pint & Traverse Theatre

Before the war Bob was a budding musician, playing along to silent movies in the Picture Houses of Glasgow, a job he loved. December 1918, he returns from France, blinded, scarred and stuck in a small town with no job prospects. As the action moves between the last few months of WW1 and the immediate aftermath, a strange encounter brings Bob the hope that he may not have played his last picture show. Read more …


The critical consensus

It goes without saying that we forget the era at our peril – not only for the lessons of war, but also as a reminder to enjoy and be grateful for simpler pleasures like a song or a daft movie. The Last Picture Show definitely captures some of that, but in so doing may be something of an over-simple pleasure itself.

***(*)(*)Robert Peacock, The Wee Review, 16/10/2018

Where and when?

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday October 16, 2018, until Saturday October 20, 2018. More info: www.traverse.co.uk

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Glasgow from Monday October 8, 2018, until Saturday October 13, 2018. More info: http://playpiepint.com

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