So last night we went to a live show of Give My Head Peace in the Grand Opera House in Belfast and what a laugh. They had done another 3 TV shows recently and this live show carried the story on - very clever, very colloquial and very very funny. 46,000 people applied for the 200 tickets to the 3 live recordings of the TV shows so naturally this theatre tour sold out very quickly.
You've got MLAs (local politicians not currently sitting in government but still getting paid much to everyone's annoyance), a bad marriage, the police, flags (or 'flegs') a clerical henchman, stand up ... basically anything that can be lambasted and by golly they lambast very well this group - no-one gets missed.
The woman sitting beside me was a bit put out by the elephants and got worse after she managed to down 4 pints of cider in the 2 45 minute halves of the show! She reckoned they should be taken down!
But I love the elephants - it makes me feel like I'm back in a different era and still watching modern theatre. (Apologies for the photos - it was hard to get anything clear with all the lights on).