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Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s A Tim (Festival Of Politics)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

Where better to host a theatre production seeking to challenge stereotypes and enlighten the bigoted than the centre of Scottish politics? Des Dillion’s well-established play on football-related bigotry in Scotland has been updated to include the new dynamic between Celtic and the team formerly known as Rangers. The show’s minimalist production, in set and ensemble, enable the focus to be kept purely upon the subject matter of ethno-religious bigotry. Following the dialogue between recently imprisoned Celtic and Newco Rangers supporters Tim and Billy, the path of the show is predictable but the quality of the performances meant this production found the right balance between realism and liberalism. Dillion’s play looks to add perspective rather than determine causality.

Festival Of Politics @ The Scottish Parliament, 17 Aug, 6.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christopher Rumbles]