OUTLAW King star Kim Allan and Shetland actor Angus Miller will take to the Glasgow stage from today in this week’s A Play A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor.

The duo are set to star in Mooning, a dark comedy written by Edinburgh playwright Erin McGee about a woman who joins a cult on the Isle of Mull.

The play is the first time both Kim and Angus will be part of A Play A Pie and A Pint and they’re both looking forward to getting back on the stage.

Glasgow Times:

Angus, who is from Dundee, said: “It’s great, I feel really grateful to be getting the opportunity to do it and to be back, I’m loving it.

“I was lucky with filming and stuff during the lockdown but it’s a completely different thing being on the stage.”

Kim agreed: “It feels great, it feels a bit scary.

“Initially it was like ‘do I remember how to do this’ because I was quite lucky with filming during lockdown but it’s a whole different thing.

“And with A Play A Pie and A Pint it’s quite quick cause it’s two weeks where you’re having to really go in running.”

Angus added: “A Play, A Pie and A Pint is like a right of passage in Scottish theatre so it’s a real honour to get to do one.”

Glasgow Times:

Kim, who’s originally from Glasgow’s Southside, says she was attracted to Mooning as she loved the concept and the writing.

She said: “I just love that first of all it’s a female playwright, female director and this character that I get to play Riley, all the characters in the play are flawed but, she’s just independent, she’s powerful, she doesn’t take s*** from people and she’s authentically herself, she’s just a pretty kick-ass woman to get to play.”

Angus added: “It’s a dark comedy, it’s really funny and I love a giggle so it’s just great writing.

“And Louise [Ludgate] is such a great director because she is an actor so she’s so good with us.”

Kim continued: “This is her first time directing but she’s a proper actor’s director, she really gets it, and she gives you space to play and try new things and creates a really safe space, it’s great.

“And I think the play itself is really relatable, it’s all about human escape, connection, your found family and what that means.”

Glasgow Times:

While both Angus and Kim have a mixture of excitement and nerves about getting back on the stage, they’re looking forward to being back in front of a Glasgow audience.  

Angus said: “The Glasgow audience are wild.

“They want to have a good time and they want to be told a story.”

Kim continued: “They’re the best audience, they’re absolutely the best audiences.

“They’re so warm and welcoming and I think a Glasgow audience is a truly supportive audience, particularly when it’s like this season of A Play A Pie and A Pint is all going around Scotland, it’s all different stories from Scotland and I think Glasgow audiences love that.

“It’s the classic everyone always says, ‘People Make Glasgow’ and it’s totally true.”

Mooning also stars actor Kyle Gardiner and is at Oran Mor from Monday, April 11 until Saturday, April 16.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.