Northern Ireland’s Favourite Comedy Celebrates Ten Years
Starring Conor Grimes, Ivan Little and Alan McKee, the most successful comedy play to come out of Northern Ireland celebrates its 10th anniversary by returning to the Newcastle Centre on Saturday 25 May at 8.30pm.
The History Of The Troubles (accordin’ to my Da) is a fast, frenetic, laugh-a-minute comedy set against the last 34 years of the Northern Ireland Troubles. It tells the story of how they affected one ordinary Belfast man, Rolling Stones fan, Gerry Courtney. Gerry’s story begins on the first day of the outbreak of the Troubles, 14 August 1969, in the waiting room of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. He is expecting the birth of his first child, while just outside the hospital windows, parts of the city are going up in flames. Gerry’s life will never be the same again.
The play takes us through Gerry’s struggle to retain his sanity against the chaos created by such epic events as Internment, Bloody Sunday, no-go barricades, The Loyalist Workers Strike, The Hunger Strikes, sectarian tensions, Bill Clinton’s visit and the ceasefires.
Along the way we meet some of the maddest, baddest, funniest characters Belfast has ever known, such as, Fireball, the nutty hospital porter; Maggie Morrelli, the 69-year-old-hijacker; Goon, the Long Kesh wit; Felix the scare-mongering neighbour; Andy the would be IRA man; and many, many more.
You will never think of the Northern Ireland troubles again without wanting to laugh out loud.To book, contact the Box Office on 028 4461 0747.
Age Restriction: 16+ (Contains Strong Language)