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Review- Give My Head Peace Live!

Local politicians beware! The Hole in the Wall Gang are back with their annual ‘Give My Head Peace Live’ tour for 2014.

After another sell-out show in 2013, the gang hope for greater success this year with 11 live shows all over the country, from Belfast to Banbridge and this year it’s as funnier as ever before.

The show is led by Ulster’s most dysfunctional family and a genius performance by the province’s famous clergyman, Pastor Begbie, played by the great Paddy Jenkins.

All of your favourite characters return with the show featuring Da (Tim McGarry), Ma (Olivia Nash), Dympna (Alexandra Ford) and Cal (Damon Quinn).

The storyline includes all the latest satire with flegs, Haas, Garth Brooks, On-the-Runs and Paisley all featured.

Billy the Peeler (Michael McDowell) pretends to be deaf hoping for a big claim, Uncle Andy (Martin Reid) and Pastor Begbie plan to stand in May’s local elections and Da applies for the job of the new Chief Constable.

As well as with top-class stand-up comedy from Tim McGarry, laughter is simply guaranteed.

Give My Head Peace guarantees a laugh out loud night out which piles great humour on our politicians and on ‘our wee country’. GMHP Live is coming to a theatre near you…

Give My Head Peace Live 2014- Tour Schedule

Thurs 6 March: Island Hall, Lisburn

Fri 7 March & Sat 8 March: The Burnavon, Cookstown

Wed 12 March & Thurs 13 March: Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

Sat 15 March: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Sun 16 March: Market Place, Armagh

Mon 17 March: The Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen

Tues 18 March: Market Place, Armagh

Wed 19 March: The Braid, Ballymena

Fri 21 March: Iveagh Movie Studios Theatre, Banbridge

Sat 22 March: Millennium Forum, Derry

Tues 25 March – Sun 30 March: Grand Opera House, Belfast

 

Northern Ireland Rail speeding towards a bright future.

Courtesy of Translink and NIR
Coleraine Bus and Rail Station, courtesy of Translink and NIR

Just as the train line between Londonderry and Coleraine is set to re-open on the 24th March, one week ahead of schedule, Mr Mal McGreevy updated Coleraine Borough Council on Translink’s recent achievements.

The Derry-Coleraine track has been closed for major engineering works since July 2012. Since then Mr McGreevy reported that services between Coleraine and Belfast have increased by 70% with a service running every hour since January 6th when the new timetables were introduced.

He said there has been, “tremendous growth in terms of people who are using the transport” with a 10-15% increase in the amount of people using the rail services. Mr McGreevy said he was “Grateful for the custom”.

On Translink’s website, Catherine Mason, Translink Group Chief Executive issued a statement saying, “We are delighted to be reopening this line in time for the Easter holiday period and hope many people will take the opportunity to travel on this very scenic part of our network.”

Mayor Samuel Cole, who described the train journey along the Derry line as “beautiful”, thanked and congratulated Translink on their achievements and welcomed the re-opening of the Derry-Coleraine line.

Councillor David McClarty said the service had been “totally resurrected… [I am] looking forward to the reopening of the line and everyone should be supporting Translink.”

The current cost of maintaining the service is £25-30 million per year. Mr McGreevy told the council there is the potential to expand the Belfast to Coleraine service. He said one way of doing this would be to possibly increase the amount of cars from the current 3-4 up to 6, which would be capable of carrying more people. The current 3 car trains have the capability to hold 216 passengers. Mr McGreevy rounded off his update by urging the council to encourage people to invest in Translink.