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An Audience with May McFettridge

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May already has a fantastic 30-year following for her work and we are proud that she has chosen us as the launch-pad for what we are certain will be a remarkable step into the opera world! You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. And how does John feel knowing that the character has become so iconic that it'd be recognised throughout Northern Ireland.

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. After the bomb I could see her cheek bone sticking out and I could see the white of her skull in her forehead. County Down soprano Maria McGrann (Adele) is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Recognised as one of the greatest character acts to emerge from Northern Ireland, May’s unique ability to involve audience members in her shows have made her one of the most popular and best loved comic performers in the country. May will be joined on stage by the hilarious Phil Walker, who recently toured with comedy superstar Jason Manford, as Muddles, and Paddy Jenkins who featured in the Oscar and BAFTA award-winning short film An Irish Goodbye, as The Wicked Queen’s Henchman.He performed with fellow Ulster comics, John Linehan (aka May McFettridge), Gene Fitzpatrick and William Caulfield at the City Hotel Derry.

Since making her pantomime debut in Robinson Crusoe in 1989 alongside comedian Jimmy Cricket, May has appeared with a galaxy of stars including Su Pollard, Linda Nolan, Britt Ekland, Lisa Riley and Zippy, George and Bungle. May McFettridge [John Linehan] brings to the part all the warmth, comedy and feeling for flawed humanity that she is famous for. There was a great buzz of excitement about the theatre and young and old joined in the singing of the popular Disney songs Heigh Ho and Whistle While You Work. We had a super fun, light-hearted conversation with John filled with lots of great nuggets of wisdom and laughs a long the way. John Linehan, May's driver, told us that May has been overwhelmed by the support (Playtex cross - your - heart bras work wonders!The eight-show tour had opened on 20 January at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, Jimmy’s birth place though he has lived in Rochdale for many years with his wife May Mulgrew. May will be back later this year as Nurse May in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which begins on December 2.

I thought I'd lost an eye because I couldn't see out, but it was just badly injured - my nose had dropped a bit but they managed to get it back up again.When asked about the turnaround between A Happy Medium wrapping, and the start of rehearsals for Snow White, John shared a notable admission. May McFettridge is, without doubt, part of the Christmas furniture at the Grand Opera House, and from now until January 14, children and adults alike can expect laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and beautiful costumes as May stars as May of the Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – clocking up a record-breaking 33 Grand Opera House pantomime seasons. The night before the performance, he went with John Linehan, aka May McFettridge, to look at the mural (above) on the Donegall Road.

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