Back in the days when theatre was generally less staid than it is today, it was seen as perfectly acceptable for audiences to pelt performers they didn’t like with rotten food.
Many would argue that, especially in the case of the less funny stand-ups, this practice should be re-introduced.
You will be clamouring for an encore rather than reaching for your tomato-based heckles thanks to today’s Big Deal at The Arches in Glasgow.
The cafe bar and restaurant in the lovely, underground performance space and club venue is offering a five star deal on their a la carte menu.
At £16 for a two course meal plus a glass of wine for two people, it looks certain to be one of The Arches’ block-busting hits.
The menu changes regularly but, for your opening act, typical starters might include a smoked haddock and pea frittata served with oven roasted cherry tomatoes or celeriac and parsley gnocchi in a beetroot cream.
Among the main courses, your star performers might be the fajitas, the gourmet burgers or something a little more sophisticated such as the roasted partridge wrapped in smoked bacon served with baby beets, baby spinach and caramelised shallot.
To have your own command performance courtesy of the kitchen at The Arches, today’s Big Deal is:
£16 for a two course meal and a glass off wine for two at the Arches Cafe Bar and Restaurant; a 57% saving on the standard £37