Laughing to the sounds of bigotry

Des Dillon's play 'Singin' I'm no a Billy, he's a Tim' comes to the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
Des Dillon's play 'Singin' I'm no a Billy, he's a Tim' comes to the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

THE thorny topic of sectarianism is given a humourous slant by Goldfish Theatre.

The company is putting on a production of Des Dillon’s smash hit show, Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim at the Rutherglen Town Hall.

The riotous, laugh-a-minute play follows the misfortunes surrounding two Old Firm fans who are turfed into the cells as the big game kicks off.

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.

But aided by their kindly turnkey, Harry — whose worries for his sick grandson help put their petty quarrels into perspective — they’re forced to reach a grudging understanding.

Des Dillon’s excellent 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.

The show is on March 27 and 28 and you can call 0141 613 5700 for ticket details and prices.