“So every dream that I’ve dreamed has come true a hundred times…” (Elvis)
Joan is an amateur Elvis impersonator with big dreams. And she’s got the outfit.
With the regional heat of Ultimate Elvis coming soon, Joan knows there’s work to do. But Joan has The King inside – and The King always wins.
Will Joan find her way to Graceland, to love and to riches? AYE, ELVIS is an alternative love story about escapism, identity and a Doric Elvis.
AYE, ELVIS premiered at 'a Play, a Pie and a Pint' in February 2018 featuring the fantastic Joyce Falconer, David McGowan and Karen Ramsey, directed by Ken Alexander. The show was remounted by Gilded Balloon as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festical 2018. A third remount as part of 'a Play, a Pie and a Pint' took place at Oran Mor in 2019, voted as an audience favourite for the '500 plays' celebrations. A fourth remount was presented by the Traverse as part of MultiStory at Edinburgh Fringe in 2021.
a Play, a Pie and a Pint (2019)
“Young’s gem of a play. Uh-huh huh – catch it if you can, it’s a delight.” (The Herald, 5*****)
You have to see this play, it’s a gem!” (Mumble Theatre, 4****)
Edinburgh Fringe (2018)
“…a hilarious and engaging piece of new Scottish writing.” (Ed Fest Mag, 4****)
“…so much heart and hilarity” (reviewsphere, 4****)
“…the very best of Scottish theatre” (Edinburgh Reporter, 4****)
“…the best Elvis fix at this year’s festival.” (one4review, 5*****)
"...a big hit..." (Bouquets and Brickbats, 4****)
"...a deliriously silly tale of blind ambition with a romcom heart." (Mark Fisher, Scotsman on Sunday)
a Play, a Pie and a Pint (2018)
"the audience is thoroughly in love with Morna Young's gruff and vulnerable heroine...' (The Scotsman, 4****)
"It's this back-story of a cash-strapped, drab existance that brings Morna Young's engagingly daft comedy to the edge of a genuinely affecting abyss of bleak disappointment" (The Herald, 4****)
A blether with quines inspires Doric tribute to Elvis (The National, 9 August 2018)
Castle Concerts' promoter Mark is stagestruck (Edinburgh Evening News, 8 August 2018)
Doric is thriving — we should shout it from the rooftops (The Times, 11 Sept 2018)