A NIGHT IN BELFAST
Hen And Chickens, London N1
Opened 29 January, 1991

Every army has its psychos, the Brits in Ulster probably more than most, and one such is Captain A. He rails at the audience about sympathisers, shooting the wrong bogtrotter and not giving a toss about actually protecting us. Nick Reed disintegrates impressively, but writer Jeremy Monson doesn't acknowledge that some of A's underlying views are shared by a number of quite rational people too. Blame my Belfast Unionist upbringing, but I was less shocked or stimulated than just riled by his sleight-of-logic.

Written for City Limits magazine.

Copyright Ian Shuttleworth; all rights reserved.

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