New writers for next A Play, a Pint and a Pie season

Actress Sarah McCardie will make her PPP debut in Netting
Actress Sarah McCardie will make her PPP debut in Netting

New works to feed the body as well as the soul are to be staged as part of Aberdeen Performing Arts’ (APA) spring season of A Play, A Pie and a Pint at the city’s Lemon Tree.

In partnership with Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre, APA kick off the first of the three plays on Tuesday, February 24 with Netting by North-east writer Morna Young and starring Aberdeen’s own Joyce Falconer alongside Carol Ann Crawford and Sarah McCardie.

It’s a story of finding closure after unimaginable loss when three men are lost at sea, leaving behind three widows; as they adjust to their bereavement one body is recovered – but whose?

The second play in the series, Fat Alice by Alison Carr, will rehearse in Aberdeen and open at The Lemon Tree on Tuesday, March 24 before transferring to Oran Mor in Glasgow.

And the third in the season of three plays is No Nothing by another North-east writer Alan Spence and which opens at The Lemon Tree on Tuesday, April 28.

As a journalist Morna Young has worked The Sheffield Star, HallamFM, Dazed and Confused magazine and The Northern Scot.

She won a New Playwright’s Award last year and her plays include Lost at Sea, B-Roads, and Never Land and she has performed extracts of her work at the Scottish Parliament and the European Authors’ Festival.

Torry quine Joyce Falconer has performed in many genres of theatre and a vast variety of venues from Barlinnie to the Concert Hall. She has several TV credits, been the feature of three documentaries and played Roisin for the first five years of River City.

She has appeared in three A Play, A Pie and A Pint productions, and her own play Fanny Cha Cha was staged as part of APA’s spring season last year.

Netting is Sarah McCardie’s first appearance at The Lemon Tree and her theatre, television and film credits include River City (BBC) and These Foolish Things.

This is Carol Ann Crawford’s first A Play, a Pie and a Pint show, though she appeared in The Lemon Tree some years ago in several plays, including the Communicado production Arabian Nights.

Tickets for Netting (February 24 to 28), Fat Alice (March 24 to 28) and No Nothing (April 28 to May 2) are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.