Singing I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim – 20th Anniversary tour
April 2025 shows in Gateshead and Yarm.
Fighting bigotry one laugh at a timeCelebrating two decades of fun and laughter the highly acclaimed, award winning show ‘Singing I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim’ is coming to the North East.The hilariously funny anti-sectarian play, hailed as one of the most successful theatre shows Scotland has ever produced, is to be staged at the Little Theatre, Gateshead on Friday 11th April 2025 and the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on Saturday 12th April 2025.
Tickets are already selling fast for the tmonumental 20th anniversary tour, involving almost 50 shows on 47 dates in 38 towns across three countries.The play, written by Des Dillon, revolves around two rival Celtic and Rangers football fans forced to share a jail cell on the day of a major clash between their respective teams. Sparks fly as the two main characters exchange banter and insults fuelled by generations of deep-seated bigotry, paranoia, and cultural misconceptions. Faced with the prospect of being locked up together for hours they have to choose between carrying on their feud or finding common ground.Since 2004 ‘Singing I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim' has played to packed houses nationwide and become a powerful metaphor for peace processes all over the world. It uses comedy to enlighten and entertain as it highlights the kind of prejudices and ignorance that can divide communities when tribal factions are allowed to triumph over reason.The 20th anniversary tour stars Scott Kyle, best known for performances in the television series Outlander and the movies Angels Share and Kajaki, alongside James Miller, and Colin Little, who has appeared in the tv soap River City, Fried, Gasping, and The Secret Agent.
On the web: www.scottkyle.co.uk
Tickets for the shows, which contain strong language and are recommended as being suitable for ages 16 plus, can be booked at the theatre websites:
Friday 11th April 2025, Little Theatre, Gateshead, 1 Saltwell View, Gateshead, NE8 4JS
Kick Off: 7:30PM
Box Office: 0191 478 1499
Saturday 12th April 2025, Princess Alexandra Auditorium School, Yarm TS15 9EJ
Kick Off: 7:30pm
Box Office: 01642 792587
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