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Singing “I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim” (Goldfish Theatre Company Limited / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

This is a play about football. It’s also a comedy with a powerful message. Billy and Tim are two football fans locked in a police cell together. The trouble is, one supports Celtic, while the other is a Rangers man. The scene is set for a bitter feud, and it’s through these trivial football rivalries that the eternal problems of hatred and sectarianism are explored. The jokes flow freely, although some knowledge of football culture is essential to decipher the humour, and those who are not lovers of the beautiful game may find the premise off-putting. Nonetheless, the use of footie to expose the folly of bigotry admirably broadens this comedy to involve new audiences.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 12.55pm (2.35pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp298.
tw rating 3/5