I had the pleasure of some top class company yesterday in Oran Mor. I met up with
@garngadbhoy67 , @LWordsmith in the beer garden at Jinty McGinty’s then headed along the road to Oran Mor to take in ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’.
The play was Butterfly Kiss by Dave Anderson and starred
@garngadbhoy67 son Jack Mullen along with Katie Barnett and Dave Anderson himself.
An Old Guy visits a “Seaside Museum” on his bus pass, where he finds a Punch & Judy stall. When no-one is looking, he peeks in, and finds himself in the year 1960. He’s 15 years old, and holidaying on the coast of the West of Scotland.
It’s a world of rock’n’roll, “teenagers”, burgeoning consumerism, rampant hormones, lazy daytimes gazing into rock pools, love of all things American, and A Girl.
Not The Girl he’s left behind and whom he’s afraid of losing to an Older Man (17 years-old). No. An altogether more exotic creature. The one who introduces him to the Butterfly Kiss.
Dwight Eisenhower is President of the United States.
Elvis releases “It’s Now or Never”
A message in a bottle is washed up on the beach.
People have jobs, making things.
There’s only one TV channel, to which only some people have access.
The performances of Jack Mullen and Katie Barnett where outstanding and brought a great energy to the play. Also Dave Anderson’s score is top notch. All together it’s a great wee play which if you get a chance you should go and see.
After the play we had a good chat with Jack a good Celtic bhoy and an absolute credit to his father.
It was a surreal ending to the day as a thing called the Sun shone down on
@LWordsmith and myself in the beer garden of Jinty’s.
All in all a cracking day out with some cracking people. Thanks to
@garngadbhoy67 for his generosity.
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