Expect a unique take on the year’s events, up to the minute satire, hilarious new stand up from Tim McGarry, fun and plenty of laughs.
An old-fashioned traditional loyalist whose twin loves are British Ulster and Elvis Presley.
He is very argumentative, and determined to take offence at even the mildest suggestion that anyone in authority is trying to oppress him.
Da says that to understand his origins you have to go back eight hundred years to the twelfth century when Ireland, a land of saints and scholars, was subjected to an unprovoked attack by Sasanach English invaders who set themselves to task of destroying the indigenous Celtic culture….
Ma grew up on the Falls Road. Well, she really grew sideways as she is well known as the small – or vertically challenged – matriarch of Northern Ireland’s most dysfunctional family. However, do not let her height deceive you.
Dympna may be taken for an air-headed bimbo but in fact she is the smartest member of the family. She left home as soon as possible to seek a future as a singer in London. Da was disgusted that one of his children would go and ‘live among the Brits voluntarily’.
As far as Billy can recall he always lived with his Uncle Andy. From the age of six Billy tried to look after Uncle Andy as best he could. But as anyone who has tried to tell you, raising a dyed-in-the-wool, bigoted Orange Elvis fan isn’t easy.
Cal is a child of the Troubles. The only problem is he never grew up. Da, with tears in his eyes, tells the story of how Cal was once selected for a cross-community holiday to Florida but turned it down because he’d miss the internment night riots.