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Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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Chic Murray: A Funny Place to put a Window

Another popular revival from the Traverse in the series “A Play a Pie and a Pint”.

This time it’s an hour of wisecracking humour from Dave Anderson as he takes on the role of comedian Chic Murray, who died in 1985.

Anderson’s portrayal is near pitch perfect to those of us who remember Chic. Chic self described as a legend in his own lunchtime, the tall droll who with his wife Maidie, the small doll, dead panned his way to fame and fortune with his off the wall, observational humour. Along with the humour comes the life story of Chic and Maidie.

Maureen Carr is Maidie, a success in her own stage career long before she met Chic. She was the one who encouraged her husband to expand his act and aim for greater success. Their warm and happy relationship is lovingly described until things start to go wrong.

Brian James O’Sullivan is the third cast member, skilfully playing a variety of roles from Liberace to the man who looked out of the window in his pyjamas (a funny place to put a window). If you like that, you’ll love the show adapted to its car park setting – better than the Usher Hall! Windy! Hats blowing off the piano!

Chic would have liked to play here. It would have been good for some new gags.

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MultiStory Car Park, Castle Terrace
Until August 29th

 

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