Happy Hour


    A co-production with Òran Mór and Sherman Cyrmu

    “Did we have to do this on a quiz night?”

    “It was his favourite night. Doubled his takings.”

    The family have gathered in the back room of the pub ready to scatter Dad’s ashes which currently reside in a Nike shoe box. But bitter resentments and long-held grudges might hinder Dad from resting in peace…

    Anita Vettesse’s darkly comic Happy Hour details the petty squabbles and failed aspirations of one family that will resonate long after the curtain call.

    Leslie Black

    Leslie Black


    Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email kerrie@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    RUNNING TIME 50 min (no. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Brewery Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    creative team

    Writer – Anita Vettesse
    Director – Gethin Evans


    Kay – Hannah Donaldson
    Anne – Anne Lacey
    Tom – Stephen McCole

    Leslie Black

    Leslie Black


    …the default setting of Evan’s carefully placed production is one of simmering resentments, with the atmosphere made to crackle by the playwright’s artfully funny script

    The Times

    Time and time again, you just have to laugh: the dialogue is too sharp, too full of hilariously venomous point-scoring not to – but the punch lines are never at the expense of the underlying griefs that this dysfunctional family simply can’t bury or forgive

    The Herald Scotland

    Hannah Donaldson and Stephen McCole give a terrific trio of performances, in this beautifully shaped family drama; and it comes laced with a surreal and bitter comic sharpness, in the writing, that announces the arrival of a major new talent, not to be ignored

    The Scotsman

    A Play, A Pie and A Pint proves the perfect post-work pick me up

    Western Mail