Different take on the ‘old firm’

'Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim' at the Webster Theatre.

'Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim' at the Webster Theatre.

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The Goldfish Theatre Company will present the hit show ‘Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim’ at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath on Saturday, May 3.

This has been hailed as Scottish Theatre’s greatest success story of recent times.

On the day of a crunch Old Firm clash, a fan of each team winds up sharing a jail cell from which their only hope of escape is cash raised by bets on the match to pay their fines. While taking turns to watch the action on a TV visible through their cell door, the pair bicker their way through every entrenched cliche of “Scotland’s shame” from religion to politics and national identity.

Des Dillon’s brilliant satire of 90-minute bigotry in Scotland and its inextricable connection with the nation’s two biggest football teams first scored critical acclaim at the Fringe in 2005 and has since been a near-constant fixture in theatres in Scotland.

This play contains strong language and is recommended for people aged 16+. Ticket details from 01241 435800.