Three’s a Shroud
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: Doors open 7.00pm with 7.30 start
Location: The Braid Arts Centre, 1 – 29 Bridge Street
Admission: tickets £17 and Concessions £15
Ages: over 16
Following on from last year’s sell out run in the Belfast, Waterfront, Stephen Larges, Three’s A Shroud makes a comeback. For generations, Catholic undertakers in Belfast have buried Catholics and Protestant undertakers have buried Protestants. So you’d think now that we have peace (mostly), we could stick to these rules? But no.
When veteran undertaker, Gerry McSorely, finds his Catholic customers being stolen by young Protestant rival, Basil Gray, an undertaking war breaks out. It gets worse when young Polish woman, Irena Bukowski’s cut-price, new-age, interdenominational funeral home usurps them both.
Joined by a host of outrageous characters including; The hilarious cleaner Mrs Johnston, Paramilitary leader Graham Stitt (who gives a must-see eulogy for his DA – Gusty), Gerry McSorely and Simon the struggling undertaking apprentice.
Based on a true story, ‘Three’s a Shroud’ is written by Stephen Large, directed by Martin Lynch and produced by GBL Productions. Brought to life by a fabulous cast headed up by veteran actor, BJ Hogg as Gerry McSorely.Whilst most fondly remembered by many as ‘Big Mervyn’ in the popular TV series, Give My Head Peace. Matthew McElhinney as Simon, Shaun Blaney as Basil Gray and brilliant Nuala McGowan as Irena Bukowski.
Irish News – “THERE aren’t many laughs in a funeral parlour but when it’s McSorely and Gray there’s plenty of black humour and pure comedy.”
Irish News – “This undoubtedly was a hilarious night out”
Belfast Telegraph – “Graham Stitt’s eulogy for his Da – Gusty – was something special both in delivery and content”
Theatre Ni – “How would I describe the play in one sentence? It is dead funny….”
Buy your tickets online or call into the Braid Arts Centre.