PIONEERING women, Easterhouse gangs and what really happened at the palace after Cinderella snapped up her Prince Charming are all under the spotlight as A Play A Pie and A Pint continues its autumn season at Oran Mor.

The latest work in the popular lunchtime theatre series is Jane Livingstone’s play Mary and Ada Set the World to Rights.

Set in 1833, it tells the story of Mary Somerville, the brilliant, self-educated mathematician from Fife who has very little time for Ada, the rich, entitled daughter of poet Lord Byron.

Glasgow Times: Mary and Ada Set the World to Rights. Pic: Leslie Black

Forced to become the young woman’s tutor, Mary expects very little from the relationship - but when a vicious accusation causes her to doubt her entire life’s work, could Ada be just the person she needs?

Presented in association with Traverse Theatre, this is Jane’s fourth play for Oran Mor, following Miss Veitch’s Roses, Jocky Wilson Said and Witches of West Fife.

It stars Beth Marshall, Alana Jackson and Eilidh Loan, and is directed by Joanna Bowman. Mary and Ada Set the World to Rights runs until Saturday (November 20).

Next week’s play is Mr Moonlight, written by Kim Millar and starring Karen Dunbar, Andy Clark and Craig McLean.

In the 1960s, star crooner Frankie Vaughan was top of the charts and a screen idol, having starred in movies with a host of big names including Marilyn Monroe.

When he weighed in on gang warfare in Glasgow, brokering a deal between the police and the gangs to bring about a knife amnesty in one of the city’s most deprived areas, it was the start of an unusual relationship which would change a housing estate – and Frankie – forever.

Glasgow Times: Frankie Vaughan in Easterhouse, 1968

Kim’s musical dramatisation of the real life story is directed by April Chamberlain. Mr Moonlight runs from November 22 to 27.

Last in the winter season for A Play A Pie and A Pint is the Christmas panto, Cinderella 2: I Married a Numpty, which is definitely not one for the kids.

Aimed at the over-14s, with some strong language and adult themes, it is an updated version of Morag Fullarton’s hit 2017 festive show.

It catches up with Cinderella long after the whole glass slipper/ball romance incident, as she reveals what life is like after hitching up with Prince Kelvie, a G-Twelvie, (aka Prince Charming).

In short, pure murder.

With heart throb Buttheid in tow, Cinders makes her escape – much to the chagrin of the dame, Auntie Etta, who gets chucked out her grace and favour But ‘n’ Ben in Balloch.

Meanwhile Ugly Sister Wan-Tooth Winnie has had a makeover and plans her long awaited vengeance… but will she be a match for the new super-powered Cinders?

And what fiendish scheme does long lost sister Lonesome Lettice have in store?

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Pantomonium ensues – catch Cinderella 2: I Married a Numpty from November 30 until December 31.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint was founded in 2004 by the late David MacLennan, who was already well known as the founder of 7:84 and Wildcat theatre companies, and Colin Beattie.

Over the last 17 years, the series has showcased hundreds of brand new bite-size dramas by writers both established and up-and-coming.

Visit for more details and ticket information on all three shows.