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An Audience with May McFettridge

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It is 10 years since May McFettridge first swanned out on to the stage of the Belfast Grand Opera House, seized the Christmas pantomime by the scruff of its scrawny neck and gave it a good pummelling. She has earned a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old alike with her distinctive bran d of affectionate but well-aimed gibes and witticisms. Dublin’s Aisling Sharkey joins the cast in the title role of Snow White and Scott English leads the Magnificent Seven on their quest to save Snow White from the Wicked Queen. Oh yes, she wouldn't be the same without that," adds John, who will be playing the role of Mrs May Potty, a variation of the Mrs Potts castle housekeeper in the Disney story.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A bronze bust of the buxom Belfast backstreet bombshell takes pride of place in the Grand Opera House. Great welcome staff very helpful decor was super very lavish with beautiful linen i understand the have weddings there and i can see why.Mayhem (1995) | In Mayhem John Linehan’s famous alter-ego, May McFettridge, entertains a live UTV Northern Ireland studio audience (1995). The kids will love it," says John, revealing May will make a dramatic entrance on a hot air balloon. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is directed and choreographed by Jonny Bowles who won Best Choreography for the Theatre’s production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the 2022 Pantomime Awards, and lighting design is by Graham McLusky who was nominated for Best Lighting Design at The Great British Pantomime Awards in 2018. She wants to make contact with her dead sister to fulfil a promise made years ago on the top of the Cave Hill. Eamonn Holmes, a relative, had asked Linehan to phone his then radio show, to liven the programme up.

This year’s show will be spectacularly brought to life from page to stage by a talented cast and creative team and features the Grand Opera House pantomime hallmark of an abundance of comedy, sensational songs and dance numbers, fabulous costumes, stunning scenery, and special effects. John Linehan is the hugely successful comedian (and avid golfer) behind the Queen of pantomime and a regular in The Grand Opera House for 30 consecutive years. Joined by stars of stage and screen, May’s outspoken and hilarious one-liners never failed to reduce audiences to fits of laughter. A Happy Medium will tour across Northern Ireland with performances starting in the Grand Opera House, and plans for it to show in the Millennium Forum Theatre in Londonderry and Theatre at the Mill, Mossley.The famous entertainer, who has now lived in Rochdale for many years, performed with fellow Ulster comedians, John Linehan (aka May McFettridge), Gene Fitzpatrick and William Caulfield as part of the You Must Be Joking tour of Ireland. We’re extremely pleased to hear how well John is feeling and looking forwards to seeing him fighting fit at this year’s panto.

I think if you forget about it, it’s all in the mind – just tell the brain to get up the stairs and get down the stairs, get into bed and get out of bed, get on stage and get off it. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Any time I'm doing panto, I would walk into work at the Opera House, which is three miles from north Belfast. The appeal is obvious - May McFettridge brings a hilariously Northern Irish twist to whatever magical fairytale she's in.They turned round to me and said I was on in six minutes, not 60, and I was standing in a three-piece suit and with 12 seconds to go I was stood in front of the camera as May saying ‘Hello Toronto, how are you. His career wouldn’t allow him to wait and with our help he has secured his unbroken 23-year panto run at the Belfast Grand Opera House. Linehan is also involved in charity work, appearing regularly in Northern Ireland's Children in Need broadcasts, and organising events such as golfing tournaments to help raise money for Children of the Crossfire. Brenda and I were upstairs in the lounge, the bomb went off, and me and her ended up on the ground floor - and we didn't take the stairs.

Frosch, like May, would be fond of the bottle and usually ends up involved in mishaps and mayhem sprinkled with confusion and bewilderment. And it’s the top part of my body that it’s affecting on the left side area, so I have no muscle strength on my left side. John Linehan, 71, is the person who knows her better than most and the story of how May became May is one of happenstance.In her stunning crimson and black dress, Jolene, with her strong vocals, impressed as the evil witch. The Magnificent Seven, including father and son Andy and Kyle Herd, delight audiences with their quest to save Snow White from the Wicked Queen. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are currently on and will not track any data while they are browsing other sites. Join the master of one-liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the first lady of comedy May McFetridge (John Linehan) and the ever-endearing Jimmy Cricket .

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